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Sergio Dellavalle

Professor of State Theory and Public Law (Turin, Italy), Senior Research Affiliate

dellavalle@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, State and International Law Theory

Academic Career:

1977 – 1986
Studies of Philosophy, Political and Social Sciences at the University of Turin.

1986
Laurea (Master) in Philosophy (“Dottore in Filosofia“) at the University of Turin with a master thesis on Hegel’s Phenomenology of the Spirit.

1988
Fellow of the Centro Studi di Scienza Politica Paolo Farneti, Turin.

1989 – 1990
Fellow of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Berlin.

1991
Fellow of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Turin.

1991 – 1994
Lecturer in Italian at the Freie Universität, Berlin.

1992
Fellow of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Rome.

1993 – 1995
Dissertation (PhD) at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences I of the Freie Universität Berlin under the mentoring of Prof. Dr. Axel Honneth and Prof. Dr. Walter Jaeschke.

1994 – 1998
Junior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Turin.

1996
Doktor phil. (PhD) at the Freie Universität Berlin with a dissertation on the development of Hegel’s historical, philosophical and political thought.

1999 – 2001
Contract Professor of State Theory at the Faculty of Law of the University of Alessandria (Piedmont).

2001 – 2004
Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Law of the University of Alessandria (Piedmont).

2003
Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

2004
Fellow of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

Since 2004
Co-director (with Prof. Dr. Armin von Bogdandy) of the Research Project "Paradigms of Public Order" (former "Philosophy of International Law") at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

2005 – 2007
Marie-Curie-Fellow of the European Commission.

2005 – 2007
Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg.

2005 – 2011
Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

2005 – 2007
Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Law of the University of Turin.

2007 – 2008
Contract Professor of General Theory of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Turin.

2008 – 2011
Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Alessandria (Piedmont).

2008 – 2010
Contract Professor of EU Law at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Alessandria (Piedmont).

2008 – 2011
Contract Professor of State Theory at the Faculty of Law of the University of Turin (Italy).

2009
Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.

Since 2011
Associate Professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Turin (Italy).

2012
Fellow of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

Since 2013
Associate Member of the Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders" at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.

2013
Scholar in residence at the W & L University, School of Law (Lexington, VA, USA).

2013
Visiting Professor at Queen’s University, School of Law (Belfast, UK); at the University of Tübingen (Germany); at Rutgers University, School of Law (Camden, NJ, USA); and at the University of Baltimore, School of Law (Baltimore, MD, USA).

Summer 2013
Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.
 
Summer 2014
Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.
 
Summer 2015
Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.
 
2015
Visiting Professor of the Research Project “Global Trust. Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity“, The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University.

Publications

Recent

  • The Necessity of International Law Against the A-normativity of Neo-Conservative Thought. In: Progress in International Law, Russell Miller, Rebecca Bratspies (eds.). Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston 2008, 95-118.
  • Ad hostes docere – zu den Ursprüngen und zur Präsenz partikularistisch-holistischen Denkens. In: Frieden in Freiheit – Peace in Liberty – Paix en liberté. Nomos, Baden-Baden 2008, 847-863 (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Fisiocentrismo e antropocentrismo nel concetto di sostenibilità ambientale. In: Ecologia e sostenibilità, Giuseppe Ferrari Antonello La Vergata (ed.). Franco Angeli, Milano 2008, 71-80.
  • Die Lex mercatoria der Systemtheorie. Verortung, Rekonstruktion und Kritik aus öffentlichrechtlicher Perspektive. In: Soziologische Jurisprudenz, Gralf-Peter Callies, Andreas Fischer-Lescano, Dan Wielsch, Peer Zumbansen (eds.). De Gruyter, Berlin 2009, 695-715 (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Hegels äußeres Staatsrecht: Souveränität und Kriegsrecht. Über eine schwierige Verortung zwischen universaler Vernunft und einzelstaatlichem Ethos. In: Der Staat – eine Hieroglyphe der Vernunft. Staat und Gesellschaft bei Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Walter Pauly (ed.). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2009, 177-198.
  • Costitutionalismo oltre la Costituzione. Il Trattato di Lisbona alla luce del diritto pubblico post-nazionale. In: Dal Trattato Costituzionale al Trattato di Lisbona, Alberto Lucarelli, Andrea Patroni Griffi (eds.). Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Napoli 2009, 87-116.
  • Universalism and Particularism as Paradigms of International Law. In: IILJ Working Paper, 2008 (with Armin von Bogdandy). http://www.iilj.org/publications/universalism-and-particularism-as-paradigms-of-international-law/
  • The Paradigms of Universalism and Particularism in the Age of Globalisation: Western Perspectives on the Premises and Finality of International Law. In: Collected Courses of the Xiamen Academy of International Law. Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston 2009, 53-127 (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Constitutionalism Beyond the Constitution. The Treaty of Lisbon in the Light of Post-National Public Law, 2009.
  • Universalism Renewed. Habermas’ Theory of International Order in Light of Competing Paradigms. In: German Law Journal 10/1, 5-29 (2009) (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Paradigmi dell’ordine. Trauben, Torino, 2010. (with Armin von Bogdandy)
  • La Costituzione Europea è morta? Viva il costituzionalismo europeo. In: Il costituzionalismo asimmetrico dell’Unione. L’integrazione europea dopo il Trattato di Lisbona, Antonio Cantaro (ed.). Giappichelli, Torino 2010, 155-168.
  • Lost in Transition? From Domestic Integration through National Constitutions to Supranational Integration through European Constitutionalism. In: The Constitutional Integrity of the European Union, Fabian Amtenbrink, Peter A. J. van den Berg (eds.). TMC Asser Press, The Hague 2010, 89-116.
  • Beyond Particularism: Remarks on Some Recent Approaches to the Idea of a Universal Political and Legal Order. In: European Journal of International Law 21/3, 765-788 (2010).
  • “Von oben” oder “Von unten”? Der Schutz der Menschenrechte – Zwei Interpretationsansätze. In: Menschenrechte und Volkssouveränität in Europa, Klaus Günther^Ulfrid Neumann Gret Haller (ed.). Campus, Frankfurt a. M. 2011, 123-158.
  • Dalla comunità particolare all’ordine universale. Vol. I: I paradigmi storici. ESI, Napoli, 2011.
  • “From Above”, Or “From the Bottom Up”? The Protection of Human Rights Between Descending and Ascending Interpretations. In: Definition and Development of Human Rights and Popular Sovereignty in Europe. Council of Europe. Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg 2011, 91-113.
  • Parochialism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Paradigms of International Law. In: Parochialism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Foundations of International Law, Mortimer N. S. Sellers (ed.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge/New York 2012, 40-117 (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Das Recht als positiv-formalisierte Sprache des gesellschaftlich verbindlichen Sollens. In: Sprache – Recht – Gesellschaft, Carsten Bäcker, Matthias Klarr, Sabrina Zucca-Soest (eds.). Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2012, 93-117.
  • People in Portrait: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. In: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law, Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters (eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012, 1127-1131 (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Il modello tedesco. Un parlamentarismo «addomesticato». In: Teoria politica, Nuova Serie Annali III, 233-244 (2013).
  • “De cima para baixo”, ou “de baixo para cima”? A Proteção de Direitos Humanos entre interpretações descendentes e ascendentes. In: Revista dos Tribunais RT 937, Novembro, 341-373 (2013).
  • Partikularistischer Universalismus – Ein Oxymoron ohne Alternative? In: EWE – Erwägen, Wissen, Ethik 24, 199-201 (2013).
  • The Lex Mercatoria of Systems Theory: Localisation, Reconstruction and Criticism from a Public Law Perspective. In: Transnational Legal Theory 4/1, 59-82 (2013) (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • From Imago Dei to Mutual Recognition: the Evolution of the Concept of Human Dignity in the Light of the Defence of Religious Freedom. In: Understanding Human Dignity, Christopher McCrudden (ed.). The British Academy by Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013, 435-449.
  • Realtà e trascendenza: una questione non solo religiosa. In: La legge di Re Salomone. Ragione e diritto nei discorsi di Benedetto XVI, Marta Cartabia, Andrea Simoncini (a cura di) (eds.). Rizzoli, Milano 2013, 116-130 (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Diversità e pluralismo nelle teorie post-unitarie dell'ordine. In: La società degli individui XVII, n. 49/1, 130-150 (2014).
  • Verfassungsrecht und die Ermöglichung von Politik. In: Grenzen der europäischen Integration. Herausforderungen an Recht und Politik, Claudio Franzius, Franz C. Mayer, Jürgen Neyer (eds.). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2014, 173-194.
  • Il costituzionalismo postnazionale. Varianti di un progetto per il futuro. In: Crisi del costituzionalismo e ordine giuridico sovranazionale, Gaetano Azzariti. ESI, Napoli 2014, 35-83.
  • Dall’imago Dei al riconoscimento reciproco. L’evoluzione del concetto di dignità umana alla luce della difesa della libertà religiosa. In: Costituzionalismo.it 3/2014, 1-42 (2014). http://www.costituzionalismo.it/articoli/490/
  • Reality and Transcendence: More than a Religious Issue. In: Pope Benedict XVI’s Legal Thought: A Dialogue on the Foundation of Law, Andrea Simoncini Marta Cartabia (ed.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge/New York 2015, 33-45 (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Dalla tassonomia costituzionale alla riflessione critica. In: La ricerca dell’ordine perduto. Scritti scelti, Mario Dogliani. Il Mulino, Bologna 2015, 15-18.
  • Addressing Diversity in Post-unitary Theories of Order. In: GlobalTrust Working Paper No. 05/2015. The Buchmann Faculty of Law, University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv 2015, 1-29.
  • Opening the Forum to the “Others”: Is There an Obligation to Take Non-National Interests into Account within National Political and Juridical Decision-Making-Processes? In: Göttinger Journal of International Law 6/2, 217-257 (2014).
  • On Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and Solidarity: Or: How Can a Solidaristic Idea of Legitimate Sovereignty Be Justified? In: Theoretical Inquiries in Law 16/2, 367-398 (2015).
  • “De cima para baixo”, ou “de baixo para cima”? A Proteção de Direitos Humanos entre interpretações descendentes e ascendentes. In: Doutrinas Essenciais: Direito Constitucional. Volume VIII: Direitos e Garantias Fundamentales. Editora Revista dos Tribunais, São Paulo 2015, 213-243.
  • Il potere dell’Unione Europea (Public Power of the European Union). In: Teoria politica VI, 193-223 (2016).
  • Crisi e ridefinizione della sovranità nel contesto plurilivellare (Crisis and Redefinition of the Concept of Sovereignty in the Multilevel Setting). In: Costituzionalismo.it 3, 125-158 (2016) (with Andrea Bosio).
  • Squaring the Circle: How the Right to Refuge Can Be Reconciled with the Right to Political Identity. In: MPIL Research Paper Series No. 2016/24, 2016.
  • Nel Pinerolese come altrove l’Italia soffre di gerontocrazia (In the Pinerolo Region, as elsewhere, Italy suffers from Gerontocracy). In: Pinerolo Indialogo, 03.05.2016.
  • Law as a Linguistic Instrument without Truth Content? On the Epistemology of Koskenniemi’s Understanding of Law. In: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 77, 199-233 (2017).
  • Against Renationalization. In: VerfBlog, 2017/3/12.

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