Marcelo Neves

Marcelo Neves
University of Brasília | UnB · Faculty of Law

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Introduction
Marcelo Neves holds a PhD from the University of Bremen, Germany (1991 - Magna cum Laude), and defended a Habilitation thesis at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland (2000). He was named winner of the Humboldt Research Award 2019. His main fields of research are the problems of constitutionalism in world society between centers and peripheries, law, state and constitution from the viewpoint of systems theory and discourse theory, and transconstitutionalism.
Research Experience
January 2001 - January 2001
Université de Fribourg
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  • Visiting Professor

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Em um artigo de 2008, um dos discípulos de Robert Alexy, Lorenzo Zucca pontificou Alexy como o “profeta do sopesamento estruturado”. Essa rotulação panegírica foi reverberada posteriormente por dois outros discípulos, Klatt e Meister em obra monográfica sobre a matéria. Quando se trata da dimensão religiosa, essa sorte de qualificação não é problem...
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Udo Di Fabio, Die Weimarer Verfassung: Aufbruch und Scheitern – Eine verfassungstheoretische Analyse, München: C.H. Beck 2018, 299 p., ISBN 978-3-406-72388-9 Horst Dreier, Christian Waldhoff (orgs.), Das Wagnis der Demokratie: Eine Anatomie der Weimarer Verfassung, München: C.H. Beck 2018, 424 p.,ISBN 978-3-406-72676-7
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This article relates to the author's project “transdemocracy”. It starts with a discussion of “transconstitutionalism” and its limits. Transconstitutionalism concerns the fact that multiple legal orders of the same or different kind are simultaneously involved with the same constitutional issue or case, i.e. issue or case concerning basic rights or...
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The paper critically discusses the theorical model that emphasizes the collision between legal and constitutional regimes in the light of the theory of transconstitutionalism. At first, the author takes distance from the currently widespread idea that there has been the emergence of a multitude of new constitutions according to an inflationary use...
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Sumário: 1. Incerteza do Direito: um Problema? 2. Da Ambiguidade e Vagueza do Direito como Linguagem Ordinária à Complexidade e Contingência da Comunicação como Fatores da Incerteza do Direito. 3. Da Incerteza do Direito como Condição de Segurança Jurídica à Incerteza Ínsita ao Paradoxo da Justiça. 4. Referências.
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Para Paulo Bonavides, em pleito de gratidão SUMÁRIO: 1 Da Catarse panconstitucional; 2 Ao transconstitucionalismo; 3 Assimetrias: comparando Transconstitutionalismo; 4 Comparando dois casos Transconstitucionais relativos ao direito à participação política: Reino Unido versus a Nicarágua; 5 Observações finais. 1 Este artigo foi publicado inicialment...
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Based on assumptions of systems theory in a critical perspective, this paper analyzes the relationship between social structure and semantics in the Brazilian State at the turn of nineteenth century, specifically considering the issues of liberal constitutionalism and codification of private law. First, the author seeks to depart from the model of...
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O artigo discute criticamente o modelo de colisão entre regimes jurídicos e constitucionais à luz da concepção de transconstitucionalismo. Em um primeiro momento, o autor procura afastar-se da ideia em voga de que teria ocorrido a emergência de uma multidão de novas constituições, conforme um uso inflacionário do termo "constituição". Em um segundo...
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Resumen. Tras algunas aclaraciones iniciales, el trabajo arranca con una presentación del concepto de Constitución y del de esfera pública pluralista. A partir de ahí analiza los conceptos de inclu-sión (como posición de la persona en relación a los sistemas funcionales) y de reconocimiento (como problema de doble contingencia en la interacción cot...
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Sumário 1. Além dos “diálogos” constitucionais entre cortes: o transconstitucionalismo entre ordens jurídicas. 2. Problemas transconstitucionais entre Corte Interamericana de Direitos Humanos e tribunais supremos ou constitucionais dos Estados latino-americanos. 3. Um problema transconstitucional entre o Estatuto de Roma do Tribunal Penal Internaci...
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Dados esses esclarecimentos preliminares, farei uma breve exposição do conceito e função da Constituição como conquista e construção da sociedade moderna, conectando a semântica do constitucionalismo com as estruturas constitucionais (II). Em seguida, procurarei delimitar o conceito de esfera pública pluralista como arena do dissenso estrutural em...
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Mein Beitrag gliedert sich in fünf Abschnitte. Zunächst erfolgt eine kurze Vorbemerkung zum Begriff der Komplexität, die auf der Unterscheidung von Element und Relation beruht, sowie zum Konzept der funktionalen Differenzierung, die mit der Unterscheidung von System und Umwelt in Zusammenhang steht. Dabei betone ich, dass im Rahmen der Luhmann’sche...
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Es dürfte nahezu unmöglich sein, das Anliegen der Habermas’schen Theorie zu beschreiben, ohne dabei auf die drei im Titel genannten Denktraditionen Bezug zu nehmen: All seine ursprünglichen Intuitionen, ja der ganze Motivationsgrund seines Schaffens werden durch die Geschichtsphilosophie, die philosophische Anthropologie und den Marxismus so stark...
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Mit ›Deliberation‹ werden grundsätzlich politische Argumentationsprozesse gekennzeichnet. In einem normativen Verständnis von Deliberation, wie es Jürgen Habermas entwickelt, werden deliberative Verfahren als Mechanismus legitimer Herrschaft verstanden. Daher tritt qualifizierend hinzu, dass die Argumentationsprozesse prinzipiell öffentlich sind un...
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Der Aufsatz beginnt mit einer kurzen Kritik an dem unbegrenzten, inflationären Gebrauch der Termini “Verfassungen“ und “Öffentlichkeit“ in einem bloß metaphorischen Sinne. Ausgehend von dieser Kritik bietet der Verfasser eine Darstellung des Begriffs der Verfassung als Errungenschaft der modernen Gesellschaft an und setzt die Semantik des Konstitut...
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This article sets out to move from questioning the autonomy of law from the external standpoint of sociology to problematizing it from the internal legal standpoint. The first step is an analysis of the Kelsenian theoretical model of the hierarchically structured self-production of law, taking into consideration the concept of reason for the validi...
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The article deals with `The Symbolic Force of Human Rights'. First, it restricts the meaning of the term `symbolic' and of the expression `symbolic force'. Second, it discusses the concept of human rights. Having established the conceptual framework, the author goes to the core of his argument, characterizing the symbolic force of human rights as a...
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It is rarely questioned that the European Union can be considered a model for other world regions. Comparable initiatives elsewhere are much less integrated, and up until now less successful, even if like Mercosur they are based on the European model. Although elements of the democratic rule of law in the EU are more developed than in all comparabl...
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Zusammenfassung Der Aufsatz geht von der Unterscheidung von zentraler und peripherer Moderne als eine Differenz, die negativen Wirkungen auf die funktionale Differenzierung der Weltgesellschaft hat, aus und setzt sich mit den Problemen der Staaten in den jeweiligen Kontexten auseinander. Der Verfasser geht auf Luhmanns system - theoretischer Perspe...
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Der Aufsatz geht von der Unterscheidung von zentraler und peripherer Moderne als eine Differenz, die negativen Wirkungen auf die funktionale Differenzierung der Weltgesellschaft hat, aus und setzt sich mit den Problemen der Staaten in den jeweiligen Kontexten auseinander. Der Verfasser geht auf Luhmanns system - theoretischer Perspektive auf die Me...
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O presente trabalho resulta de uma pesquisa interdisciplinar sobre o Estado Democrático de Direito. O ponto de partida consiste no foco de tensão entre o paradigma sistêmico luhmanniano e a teoria habermasiana do discurso. Em princípio, trata-se de duas concepções inconciliáveis da sociedade e do Estado modernos. Não se pretende aqui buscar um deno...
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The article deals with ,,The Symbolic Force of Human Rights“. Firstly, it restricts the meaning of the term ,,symbolic“ and of the expression ,,symbolic force“. Secondly, it discusses two matters: (1) a semantic matter, concerning the meaning of human rights; and (2) a pragmatic matter, related to utterance of human rights' holders. The article emp...
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Citizenship (not in the technical-legal sense but as a legal-political institution of social inclusion) has been one of the most common themes of political rhetoric and of discourse of the social sciences in Brazil with the end military authoritarianism (1984-1985). The broadening of the debate does not imply, however, that there is agreement about...
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Human rights are modern constructions and political-legal achievements which answer, on the one hand, the social demands for autonomy made by the different areas of communication (their aim is to avoid the repression of legal or political autonomy by an empirically stronger code, nowadays, the economic) and, on the other hand, they answer the deman...
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L’article traite de la notion de « force symbolique des droits de l’homme ». Après avoir précisé le sens des expressions « symbolique » et « force symbolique », l’auteur s’attarde sur la définition des droits de l’homme. Une fois délimités les contours conceptuels, l’auteur considère que la force symbolique des droits hu-mains est ambivalente : d’u...
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This article discusses the empirical limits of the concept of autopoiesis of law in world society today. The argument is based principally on observation of the problems of reproduction of the legal system in 'peripheral countries'. The central thesis of the article is that, in the countries of 'peripheral modernity' the reproduction of the legal s...
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The article deals with „Justice and Difference in a Complex World Society“. The author develops the idea that (the universality of) justice affirms itself as long as it is sensitive to differences: justice as complex equality is achievable only if it considers the diversity of values, interests and expectations of individuals and groups, as well as...
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This article discusses the empirical limits of the concept of autopoiesis of law in world society today. The argument is based principally on observation of the problems of reproduction of the legal system in ‘peripheral countries’. The central thesis of the article is that, in the countries of ‘peripheral modernity’ the reproduction of the legal s...
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The author stresses the empirical limits of Luhmann's and Teubner's interpretations of the twelfth camel. They leave out situations in which positivity as autonomy of the legal system is absent or only partially realized (as with peripheral states of the contemporary globalized world). The article emphasizes the deficiences of legal dogmatics withi...
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o último meio seculo, desde o final da Segunda Guerra-Mundial, a democracia viveu sua epoca de maiores mu-danças. Nos paises avançados, boa educação formal acessivel a todos e uma midia plural e multifacetada têm contribuído para redefinir o sentido de expressoes como reflexão no espaço público e aprendizado coietivo. Nos paises periféricos, embora...
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o último meio seculo, desde o final da Segunda Guerra-Mundial, a democracia viveu sua epoca de maiores mu-danças. Nos paises avançados, boa educação formal acessivel a todos e uma midia plural e multifacetada têm contribuído para redefinir o sentido de expressoes como reflexão no espaço público e aprendizado coietivo. Nos paises periféricos, embora...
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L’article aborde le problème de l’inexistence de citoyenneté dans lecontexte des relations de sous-intégration et de sur-intégration qui carac-térisent les systèmes sociaux, tout particulièrement le système juridico-politique, dans les pays de la modernité périphérique. Après avoir définile concept de citoyenneté et en avoir analysé les usages poli...
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Der Autor geht von der sich besonders in den achtziger Jahren in Deutschland und in der Schweiz entwickelnden Debatte über symbolische Gesetzgebung aus, um seine Konzeption der symbolischen Konstitutionalisierung darzustellen. In beiden Fällen handelt es sich um diejenigen Situationen, in denen die unter rechtsinstrumentellem Gesichtspunkt fehlende...
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Luhmann's "systemic" and Habermas' "discourse" theories may be seen as complementary interpretations of the juridical and political reality of the developed West This point is presented and developed regarding the role of right in the "peripheric modernity", represented by the Brazilian case.
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Brasília a. 33 n. 132 out./dez. 1996 321 Constitucionalização simbólica e descons-titucionalização fática: mudança simbólica da Constituição e permanência das estruturas reais de poder MARCELO NEVES SUMÁRIO 1. Permanência e mudança da Constituição na teoria constitucional corrente. 2. Concretização desconstitucionalizante do texto constitucional co...

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