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An LPE Approach to Constitutional Law w/ Jedediah Britton-Purdy

Nov 18, 2020



Time of Event:

Wednesday 5:30pm ET

Join us for the third session of the LPE Project & ACS’s online course introducing students to LPE analysis. This course pairs lectures and short readings (from our own LPE Blog) that illustrate how LPE frameworks can help us examine law’s role in the perpetuation of racial and gender injustice, the devaluation of social and ecological reproduction, and the violence of the carceral state under capitalism. It also looks at how LPE scholars use the law & political economy framework to explore concrete legal reforms designed to move beyond neoliberalism and toward a genuinely responsive, egalitarian democracy, with critical attention to the need for power and movement-building as part of any such transformation.

An LPE Approach to Constitutional Law with Jedediah Britton-Purdy

How does an LPE approach reframe constitutional law? How does constitutional law interact with social hierarchy and economic power? Is the Constitution friend, enemy, or frenemy of democracy? In this lecture, Professor Purdy will address these questions as well as illustrate how an LPE approach can recenter questions of power and the economic dimensions of constitutional law that are all too often positioned as beyond the Constitution’s reach.

With commentary from Ganesh Sitaraman and Amy Kapczynski

Suggested Readings:

No Democracy  

Why Law & Political Economy?