There will be a Revolutionary constitutionalism reading group on "The Constitution as a Technology" at the Centre for Humanities Research on Thursday the 4th of October between 11:00 am and 1 pm.
This session will be led by Ralph, in conversation with the origin, nature and purposes of constitutions. Two readings have been prescribed for this purpose, namely:
(1) Fallon, R. (1999). How to Choose a Constitutional Theory. California Law Review, 87(3).
(2) Elster J 'Forces and Mechanisms in the Constitution-Making Process'
Please come with questions and comments for discussion on these two texts.
All are welcome.
This reading group on "Revolutionary constitutinalism," to be held at the CHR over the course of 2018, aims to provide a space within which those working in and around the Transformative constitutionalism project, but also those working on related areas such as migration violence or political theory more generally, an opportunity to locate their research in relation to questions being posed by the project.
For the purpose of this reading group, three pillars have been situated. These are: (1) the constitution as a technology, (2) constitutionalising political conflict and (3) constitutionalism and political culture. Participants will be pleasured with the opportunity of engaging with pressing issues in our society related to the constitution such as the land reform, court cases related to land, socio-economic rights of the people and the role of the constitution in healing a divided society.