Citizens, Societies and Legal
Systems: Law and Society in
Central and South Eastern Europe

November 21, 2014, Conference Hall, 10AM
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law,
Belgrade, Serbia

The conference is organized by Belgrade University Faculty of Law, Serbian Association for Legal and Social Philosophy and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies – Research Group for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies.

The conference is conceived as an opportunity to critically discuss recent “state of art” of this region's sociological understanding of law and society. It gathers sociologists and legal theorists from Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia and Poland. A selection of conference papers will be published in a special issue of Sociologija journal.

Panel 1. The impact of civil society on politico-social transformation

  • Marek Mikuš, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia:
    Legal Formalization through Informal Sociality? An Anthropological Perspective on the Reforms of Civil Society Legislation in Serbia
                                                                                                        ABSTRACT

Discussant: Dušan Spasojević, Belgrade University Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia

  • Danilo Vuković, Belgrade University Faculty of Law, Serbia:
    Social Accountability and the Rule of Law
                                                                                                       ABSTRACT

Discussant: Balázs Fekete, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Panel 2. Attitudes towards normative orders in Central-Europe

  • Jan Bazyli Klakla, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland:
    The attitudes towards the customary law within Romani community in Central Europe
                                                                                                       ABSTRACT

Discussant: István H. Szilágyi, Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary

  • György Gajduschek and Balázs Fekete, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary:
    What Hungarian people know about the laws today and half a century ago?
                                                                                                      ABSTRACT

Discussant: Danilo Vuković, Belgrade University Faculty of Law, Serbia




Panel 3. Legitimacy in legal and sociological context

  • Zsolt Boda and Gergő Medve-Bálint, Centre for Social Sciences Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary:
    Procedural fairness and the legitimacy of laws in Hungary
                                                                                                      ABSTRACT

Discussant: Bojan Spaić, Belgrade University Faculty of Law, Serbia

  • Tilen Štajnpihler, Faculty of law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia:
    Judicial precedents as a factor in civil law adjudication: A sociological perspective
                                                                                                      ABSTRACT

Discussant: Zsolt Ződi, Centre for Social Sciences Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Panel 4. Citizenship as seen from Central and South-Eastern Europe

  • Tina Oršolić Dalessio, University of Zagreb Law Faculty, Croatia:
    EU citizens in the Time of Crisis: How fundamental is the European Union citizenship status?
                                                                                                      ABSTRACT

Discussant: Maja Lukić, Belgrade University Faculty of Law

  • Bojan Vranić, Belgrade University Faculty of Political Sciences, Serbia:
    Does citizenship entail “methaphysical” laws?
                                                                                                      ABSTRACT

Discussant: Biljana Djordjević, Belgrade University Faculty of Political Sciences