AccueilHistory of Constitutional Law

AccueilHistory of Constitutional Law

History of Constitutional Law

Online Course on the US Original Constitution and its Reception in Brazil

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Publié le jeudi 28 mai 2020 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

In times of Covid19, the Federal University of Paraiba, UFPB, opens this course to the global audience. Students from the world will have the opportunity to discuss the USA and Brazil's constitutional history from the Founding Era to the end of the nineteenth century with an instructor and Brazilian students of its Graduate Program in Law. The UFPB offers these lectures through the Google Meet platform with a limited number of spots for better development of the studies and discussions amongst participants. Some international scholars will take part in the course as special guests presenting seminars about their newly published books or legal articles in which they are authors on subjects connected to constitutional matters. 100% online course.

Annonce

Graduate Program in Legal Sciences, UFPB, Joao Pessoa, Brazil

http://www.ccj.ufpb.br/pos/

Institution

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA PARAÍBA

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Jurídicas/CCJ

Cidade Universitária-Campus I

João Pessoa, Paraíba (state) - Brasil

58059-900

Instructor

J. Ernesto Pimentel, Fh.

http://lattes.cnpq.br/7080009412950359 

Briefing Note

We are glad to see many efforts in favor of new shapes of learning today to face this crisis. In times of Covid19, the Federal University of Paraiba, UFPB, opens this course to the global audience. Students from the world will have the opportunity to discuss the USA and Brazil's constitutional history from the Founding Era to the end of the nineteenth century with an instructor and Brazilian students of its Graduate Program in Law. The UFPB offers these lectures as a summer course to people from abroad through the Google Meet platform with a limited number of spots for better development of the studies and discussions amongst participants. Some international scholars will take part in the course as special guests presenting seminars about their newly published books or legal articles in which they are authors on subjects connected to constitutional matters.

Online Access

Link to attend the course: https://meet.google.com/gjo-crns-wmd

Course Schedule

On Mondays, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., local time in João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil

GMT -3

Endurance and Basis for a Historical Analysis 

Jun 1

15:00

  •  A theory on the endurance of constitutions.
  •  Archive: The constitution of France in 1891 and the Brazilian constitution in 1824.
  •  Overview of the Brazilian constitutions.

Jun 8

15:00

  •  Jefferson to James Madison and Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval.
  •  Archive: Jefferson’s letters.

Jun 15

15:00

  •  Limited Government in History and Rule of Law
  •  Archive: Barons and the Magna Carta.

Jun 29

15:00

  •  The New Era, a Written Constitution and the Ratification Process
  •  Archive: Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania.
  •  The Research Sources.

Towards a Constitutional Convention

Jul 6

15:00

  •  America. States with their Particular Names, or a Vast Coastal Area Called America?
  •  Archive: The Federalist #7.

Jul 13

15:00

  •  Brazil. About the Vast Portuguese Coastal Area Called Brazil.
  •  Archive: Painting by Zacharias Wagener, Mercado de escravos de Recife. [+Commentary Apêndice 7 by L. F. de Alencastro, statistics about slaves from Angola that came in Brazil.]

The Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia and Outcomes: Self-Government

Jul 20

15:00

  •  The Beginning of the Convention. Virginia’s Plan.
  •  Archive: Edmund Randolph and others in Records of the Federal Convention, organized by Max Farrand.

Jul 27

15:00

  •  From the League of the united States to Federal Powers: Was it the “most grievous system of government”?
  •  Archive: Letter from the hon. Richard Henry Lee, esq., one of the delegates in Congress from the state of Virginia, to his excellency, Edmund Randolph, Esq., governor of said state. October 16, 1787
  •  The Brazilian Parliamentary System in the Times of Pedro II.

Aug 3

15:00-16:10

  • Acceptance of Slavery

16:30 Workshop with a special guest:

  • Equitable Justice in Brazil and the USA,” Prof. Newton de Oliveira Lima, Center of Legal Sciences, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, João Pessoa, Brazil.

Book: Newton de Oliveira Lima. 10 lições sobre Rawls. Vozes, 2019. https://www.amazon.com/Licoes-Sobre-Rawls-Portugues-Brasil/dp/8532660215

Aug 10

15:00-16:10

  •  Union, or not Union?

16:30- Workshop with a special guest:

  • Development of Judicial Review in the U.S.,” Prof. Eric M. Freedman, Hofstra University, New York, USA

Book: Eric M. Freedman. Making Habeas Work: a Legal History. New York University Press, 2018.

https://nyupress.org/9781479870974/

Freedom

Aug 17

15:00

  •  Civil War and the Cotton Boom in Brazil: Perspectives of Freedom

Aug 24

15:00-16:10

  •  The Confederate States of America (I)

16:30- Workshop with a special guest:

  • Free Blacks and the Transformation of Citizenship in the Age of Revolutions, 1776-1840”[???], Westenley Alcenat, Department of History, Fordham University.

Aug 31

15:00

  •  The Confederate States of America (II)

Brazil

Sep 7

15:00

  •  The End of the Empire

Sep 14

15:00-16:10

  •  From the Empire to the United States of Brazil

16:30- Workshop with a special guest:

  • Rui Barbosa and the Brazilian Judicial Review: Myth and Research”, Prof. Marcelo Casseb, Law School, Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Book: Marcelo Casseb Continentino, História do Controle da Constitucionalidade das Leis no Brasil - percursos do pensamento constitucional no século XIX (1824-1891), Edições Almedina, 2015.

https://www.amazon.com/Hist%C3%B3ria-Controle-Constitucionalidade-Leis-Brasil-ebook/dp/B0169CJJH2

Evaluation

EVALUATION WILL BE APPLIED ONLY TO STUDENTS OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN LAW, so ignore it if you are from abroad -FORMAS DE AVALIAÇÃO

Portuguese: O professor abrirá de 6 a 10 exercícios no SIGAA/UFPB. A média dos dez exercícios será a nota na disciplina.

The videoconference discussions will be open to students from abroad to audit the course. However, no coursework or other writing will be reviewed by the instructor for those who are not master’s degree students or Ph.D. candidates accordingly registered at the secretariat of the PPGCJ, UFPB.

Methodology

Explanations made by the instructor and group discussions. Workshop with guests.

Adaptations and updates will be often applied.

Main references

Aaron Hall, “Reframing the Fathers’ Constitution: The Centralized State and Centrality of Slavery in the Confederate Constitutional Order”, The Journal of Southern History, Volume LXXXIII, N. 2, Maio 2017, pp. 255-296.

Akhil R. Amar, America’s Constitution: a Biography, Random House Trade Paperbacks, New York, 2006.

Christian Edward Cyril Lynch, O caminho para Washington passa por Buenos Aires. A recepção do conceito argentino do estado de sítio e seu papel na construção da República brasileira (1890-1898), Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, February, 2012.

Christopher Collier e James Lincoln Collier. Decision in Philadelphia. The Constitutional Convention of 1787, Ballantine Books, New York, 2007 (1ª ed., 1986).

David J. Bodenhamer. The U.S. Constitution, a Very short Introduction, Oxford University Press, New York, 2018.

Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 2005.

Jack N. Rakove, The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, Harvard University Press, Cambridge (MA), 2012.

Jonathan Gienapp, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2018.

Jorge Caldeira, História da Riqueza no Brasil, Sextante, Rio de Janeiro, 2017.

Keila Grinberg, Illegal Enslavement, International Relations, and International Law on the Southern Border of Brazil, 35 Law & Hist. Rev., 31, 52, 2017.

Marcelo Casseb Continentino, História do Controle da Constitucionalidade das Leis no Brasil - percursos do pensamento constitucional no século XIX (1824-1891), Edições Almedina, São Paulo, 2015. 

Additional references

Ana Beatriz Vanzoff Robalinho Cavalcanti, Coherence and faith: constitutional interpretation by Akhil Amar and Philip Bobbitt, Revista de Investigações Constitucionais, Curitiba, vol. 3, n. 2, p. 33-50, mai/jun 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5380/rinc.v3i2.46295

Anne Richardson Oakes e Ilaria Di-Giola, “Obamacare e a linguagem dos ‘direitos dos estados’: federalismo não cooperativo ou constitucionalismo ‘dinossauro’”, Revista de Investigações Constitucionais, Curitiba, vol. 4, n. 3, p 119-143, set./dez., 2017. DOI: 10.5380/rinc.v4i3.54376.

Bernard Bailyn, "The Central Themes of the American Revolution: An Interpretation", in S. Kurtz and J. Hutson, eds., Essays on the American Revolution, The University of North Carolina Press, Williamsburg (VA), 1973.

Charles Beard, "Framing the Constitution", in Peter Woll, ed., American Government: Readings and Cases, 11th ed., Harper Collins, New York, 1993 (1st ed. 1912.)

Charles Beard, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1921.

Dennis G. Stevens, “On Charles Beard’s Constitution”, Political Science Reviewer, 21, Spring 1992.

Elisabete Leal. Floriano Peixoto and his Devotees: A Study of Republican Civic Culture (1891-1894), Revista Estudos Políticos 5, 1, 2014.

Forrest McDonald, We the People: the Economic Origins of the Constitution, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick (US); London, 2008. (1a. ed. 1958.)

Gordon S. Wood, “From The Creation of the American Republic”, in: David T. Canon; John J. Coleman; Kenneth R. Mayer, The Enduring Debate: Classic and Contemporary Readings in American Politics,7a. ed., W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2013.

James E. Fleming, The Substance of Self Government. Law, Culture and the Humanities, Vol. 11(2), 2015, pp. 184–197. DOI: 10.1177/1743872112457762

James E. Ryan, “Laying Claim to the Constitution: The Promise of New Textualism”, 97 Virginia Law Review, 1523, 1524, 2011.

Joan Meznar, The Brazilian Republic: an overview, The Americas. XLVIII (2), October, 1991.

John G. A. Pocock, Political Thought and History: Essays on Theory and Method, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2009.

Jose Murilo de Carvalho, The Unfinished Republic, The Americas. XLVIII (2), October, 1991.

Kermit Roosevelt III, "Reconstruction and Resistance", Faculty Scholarship, paper 440, 2012. Disponível em: http:// scholarship.law.upenn.edu/ faculty_scholarship/440 Acesso em: 20 nov 2018.

Leo Strauss, Direito Natural e História, tradução de Miguel Morgado, Edições 70, Lisboa, 2009.

Peter S. Onuf, “Reflections on the Founding: Constitutional Historiography in Bicentennial Perspective”, William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. 46.2: 341–375, 1989.

Trevor Latimer, “Stephen Douglas(s)'s Self-Deception: Popular Sovereignty in the Territories”, Comunicação na American Political Science Association's - Annual Conference in Philadelphia, September 2016. Paper inédito. PDF online. Disponível em: https:// trevorlatimer.files.wordpress.com/ 2016/ 08/ douglas-apsa_latimer.pdf Acesso em: 30 nov 2017.

Dates

  • lundi 01 juin 2020
  • lundi 08 juin 2020
  • lundi 15 juin 2020
  • lundi 29 juin 2020
  • lundi 06 juillet 2020
  • lundi 13 juillet 2020
  • lundi 20 juillet 2020
  • lundi 27 juillet 2020
  • lundi 03 août 2020
  • lundi 10 août 2020
  • lundi 17 août 2020
  • lundi 24 août 2020
  • lundi 31 août 2020
  • lundi 07 septembre 2020
  • lundi 14 septembre 2020

Mots-clés

  • founding father, dictatorship, power, government, state formation

Contacts

  • Jose Ernesto Pimentel Filho
    courriel : jpima2001 [at] yahoo [dot] fr

Source de l'information

  • Jose Ernesto Pimentel Filho
    courriel : jpima2001 [at] yahoo [dot] fr

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