Demcon 2005 Conference:
What is Necessary to Sustain Supranational Political
The second annual Demcon 2005 conference focuses on the objective of supranational political community and it does so in the specific context of the European Union's constitutional development.
We will address the following
A) What should be the substance
of supranational community (Habermas's project of constitutional patriotism?
Democratic engagement? Rights guarantees? A European cultural
The organizing committee consists of Jeremy Webber (Law; chair of the organizing committee); Andrew Harding (Law); Rebecca Johnson (Law); Martha O'Brien (Law); Oliver Schmidtke (History and Political Science); James Tully (Political Science, Law, Philosophy and Indigenous Governance); and Amy Verdun (Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair).
2005 Demcon conference is jointly sponsored by the Consortium on Democratic
Constitutionalism and the European Institute at the University of Victoria.