India and the European Union seem hard to compare at first sight, a state in the Global South here and a regional organization in the Global North there. Yet, closer scrutiny reveals that they share a core belief and a normative anchor – that democracy is possible even in vastly diverse societies of continental scale, and that a constitutional framework is best able to secure the ideals of collective autonomy and individual dignity. The presentation will introduce a larger project that compared constitutional democracy in the EU and India and in its course generated a theory of the role of the Global South in comparative law more generally.

To register for this event please complete the form below. Registration will close at 4pm on 17 June and a Teams link will then be sent to participants.

Please note that the discussion group meeting is normally open only to researchers affiliated with the IECL or members of the Oxford Law Faculty. If you have a special interest in one of the topics being discussed and would like to request being admitted to the event as an outside guest attendee, please get in touch with Professor Birke Häcker in advance of the meeting.

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