Villa Vigoni Talks – Program

– Wednesday, 9-Nov-2011, Evening –
Welcome & Reception

– Thursday, 10-Nov-2011, Morning (9.00 – 13.00) –
Introduction (Dan Wielsch / Bertram Keller)

PANEL 1: LIBERAL THEORIES
Thomas Gutmann (University of Münster), Some Preliminary Remarks on a ‘Liberal Theory of Contract’
Lorenz Kähler (University of Bremen), Secondary Contract Regulation

PANEL 2: SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORIES
Florian Rödl (University of Frankfurt), Contractual Autonomy, Iustum Pretium and Contract Law
Hugh Collins (London School of Economics), Transnational Law, Regulatory Distortion, and Fundamental Rights

– Thursday, 10-Nov-2011, Afternoon (14.30 – 18.30) –

PANEL 3: ECONOMIC THEORIES
Anne van Aaken (University of St. Gallen), Are There Private Contracts Without a Public Dimension?
Peer Zumbansen (York University Toronto), Law, Economics and More: Contract Governance in Corporate Law

PANEL 4: SYSTEMS THEORIES
Dan Wielsch (University of Cologne), Relational Justice
Marc Amstutz (University of Fribourg), Contract Collisions
Pasquale Femia (University of Naples), Desire for Text: Bridging the Divisional Strategy of Contract

– Friday, 11-Nov-2011, Morning (9.00 – 13.00) –

PANEL 5: PLURALISTIC THEORIES
Hanoch Dagan (Yale University), Pluralism and Perfectionism in Private Law
Bertram Keller (University of Rostock), Contract as Deliberation

PANEL 6: CRITICAL THEORIES
Ralf Michaels (Duke University), Law Merchant and the State: Embeddedness, Globalization, Pluralism
Alessandro Somma (University of Ferrara), Contract in a Social Market Economy

– Friday, 11-Nov-2011, Afternoon (14.30 – 18.30) –

PANEL 8: DECONSTRUCTION OF “PUBLIC”
Andreas Abegg (University of Zurich), The Legitimacy of the Contracting State
Bianca Gardella-Tedeschi (Piemonte Orientale University), Doctor-patient relationship: contract or…?
Florian Steinhauer (University of Frankfurt), Re-public and Reproducibility: Constitutions in the Age of Technical Reproduction

EPILOG
Concluding Discussion on the Public Dimension of Contract Future of PLT Networking

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