The Public Life of Private Law: Religion, Self-Government & Private Law

                                                                   

Event Date: 19 September 2013

KS14(45)
Keynes College
Canterbury Campus
The University of Kent,
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

The Kent  Law School presents:
The Public Life of Private Law

An ESRC Seminar Series

Seminar 3: Religion, Self-Government & Private Law


Private law is associated with the possibility of individual and group self regulation. It allows citizens to depart from and supplement public norms. Our focus in this seminar will be on the developing religious use of private law to depart from the norms of state family law. Should we be troubled by ‘privatized diversity’  and the spectre of ‘law without a state’?  Does the emancipatory adage ‘from status to contract’ entirely capture the use of private law by minority groups to defend and sustain territory apart from the state? Does the channeling of religious disputes through private law depoliticize and marginalise them?

Confirmed speakers include: Emmanuel Melissaris, Emmanuel Voyakis, Daniel Monk, Aina Khan and Christine Schwoebel.

Programme:

Welcome and Introduction by Mairead Enright

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Panel 1

Aina Khan  –  Agreements in Islamic Family Law – Perspectives from Practice

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Christine SchwoebelTowards a Social Understanding of Private Law in Global Governance Debates

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Emmanuel VoyiakisPrivate Law in Public Places

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Panel 2

Daniel Monk  – Inheritance Law, Pleasures and Perils

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Emmanuel MelissarisFramework Responsibility for Remote Consequences

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Mairead Enright Beyond Strategic Agency – Towards a Political Conception of Religious Contracts

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