LAPA Fellow


Oliver H. Gerstenberg

Former Fellow, 2004-2005
Director, Center for International Governance, School of Law,
Leeds University, England

20 Lyddon Terrace, School of Law,
Leeds University, LS2 9JT,

While at LAPA
Oliver H. Gerstenberg is a Reader in European Union Law and Jurisprudence at Leeds University, England. He has earned a Dr. iur. from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main. He is author of Buergerrechte und Deliberative Demokratie (Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp 1997) and of numerous articles dealing with issues of European constitutionalism, private law, and comparative constitutionalism. He has been a John F. Kennedy Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. While at Princeton he has been working on a book on constitutionalism and socio-economic rights tentatively entitled What Constitutions Can Do.

Life after LAPA
Oliver Gerstenberg has (in 2010) taken over the directorship of the Centre for Int'l Governance at Leeds University, School of Law. He is an expert on the EU, focusing on new forms of governance beyond the state and on the constitutionalization of socio-economic rights. He is collaborating with Charles F. Sabel on EU-related matters. He and his wife live in North London.



Negative / Positive Constitutionalism, Fair Balance, and the Problem of Justiciability (ms.)

with Charles F. Sabel, "Constitutionalizing an Overlapping Consensus: The ECJ and the Emergence of a Coordinate Constitutional Legal Order," European Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 5, September 2010, pp. 511–550.

"The Role of the ECJ in the Protection of Fundamental and Social Rights: Economic Constitutionalism or Deliberative Constitutionalism?" in: Callies et al. (eds), Soziologische Jurisprudenz. Festschrift fuer Gunther Teubner (Berlin 2009).

With Gráinne de Búrca, "The Denationalization of Constitutional Law," 47 Harvard Journal of International Law 243 (2006).

"Germany: Freedom of Conscience in the Public Schools ," 3(1) International Journal of Constitutional Law 94-106 (2005).

"What International Law Should (Not) Become," 16 European Journal of International Law 130 (2005).

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