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See detailContribution à la réactualisation théorique du rapport entre le contrat et la relation contractuelle au 21e siècle à partir des travaux de Axel Honneth sur la reconnaissance
Dufour, Pascale UL

Doctoral thesis (2021)

The aim of this interdisciplinary thesis is to engage a new theoretical reflection on the function of the contract. It essentially seeks to explain the link between objective law as applied to contractual ... [more ▼]

The aim of this interdisciplinary thesis is to engage a new theoretical reflection on the function of the contract. It essentially seeks to explain the link between objective law as applied to contractual relationships and intersubjective recognition. Honneth’s theoretical framework of recognition is used in order to rethink the classic conceptual toolbox of contractual legal theory, specifically the autonomy of the will and contractual liberty. By reevaluating contractual relationships through the prism of recognition and intersubjectivity, it appears that positive law neither voids nor contradicts these principles. Indeed, a fair number of provisions exist in a different legal realm, guaranteeing the minimal individual independence and social liberty of legal parties in their concrete contractual relationship. The contract, governing individual relationships between parties through positive law, takes on an institutional function beyond its symbolic function, at the crossroads of economic, political and social considerations. The limits of the contract’s function are revealed by the critique of the common legal techniques as well as the level of institutionalization of the contractual relationship. This argumentative decentering stays in line with liberal thinking whilst simultaneously rejecting the postulate of legal individualism, which still is the main critique regarding the principle of the autonomy of the will. This thesis is part of the civil law tradition and mainly draws on examples from Quebec Law and French Law. The conclusions pertaining to the function of the contract enable various explanations of certain contractual phenomena (contracts of adhesion, consumer contracts, default, pre-contractual obligations, etc.) and question many fundamental theoretical discourses in contractual theory (capacity, contractual justice, binding force of the contract, unforeseen events, etc.). [less ▲]

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See detailL'imaginaire de la logique contractuelle : subversion, reconnaissance, résonance - autour de l'arrêt Churchill Falls
Bélanger, André; Saint-Onge, Simon; Dufour, Pascale UL et al

Presentation (2019, September 13)

Les trois conférencier(ière)s, avec la collaboration de Jean-Guy Belley, se proposent d’investir le contrat, instrument juridique qui se donne à penser comme un pharmakon, c’est-à-dire comme un bouc ... [more ▼]

Les trois conférencier(ière)s, avec la collaboration de Jean-Guy Belley, se proposent d’investir le contrat, instrument juridique qui se donne à penser comme un pharmakon, c’est-à-dire comme un bouc-émissaire à qui l’on impute un tort social en contexte néo-libéral. Envisager le contrat comme un pharmakon, c’est, certes, percevoir en lui l’expression d’un oubli de la relation de droit comme relation sociale, mais aussi le potentiel d’une solution à ce même problème. À partir de l’arrêt de la Cour suprême Churchill Falls et à travers le spectre de la Théorie critique (la subversion chez Theodor W. Adorno, la reconnaissance chez Axel Honneth et la résonance chez Hartmut Rosa), l’imaginaire du contrat déploie ces deux facettes que sont celles d’être le poison et le remède au déficit relationnel du lien juridique. [less ▲]

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See detailLe droit et l'art contemporain : visées heuristiques et critiques
Bélanger, André; Dufour, Pascale UL

in Bernatchez, Stéphane; Lalonde, Louise (Eds.) Approches et fondements du droit (2019)

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See detailBetween European Precaution and National Compensation : The Disourses of Risk Management A Critical Analysis of Giovanni Pesce and Others v. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento della Protezione Civile and Others
Dufour, Pascale UL

E-print/Working paper (2018)

Contemporary society can undisputably be characterized, following Ulrich Beck, as a risk society. Indeed, catastrophic risks multiply themselves, and hence also need to be managed. This paper addresses ... [more ▼]

Contemporary society can undisputably be characterized, following Ulrich Beck, as a risk society. Indeed, catastrophic risks multiply themselves, and hence also need to be managed. This paper addresses more generally the question of how and by whom decision making regarding risk management is made in the European Union. More precisely, it provides a critical analysis of the legal discourse, on the one hand, on the use of the precautionary principle in risk management, and, on the other hand, on compensation of individuals that suffer financial losses related to decisions that are taken on the behalf of this principle. This critic will here be illustrated through an analysis of the Giovanni Pesce and Others v. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento della Protezione Civile and Others case. [less ▲]

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See detailRethinking the Notion of Contract on the Basis of Honneth's Recognition Theory
Dufour, Pascale UL

Presentation (2017, May 05)

Honneth’s recognition paradigm, resting on an intersubjective conception of the subject, allows to overstep the clear-cut dichotomy between commutative and distributive justice, between inter-individual ... [more ▼]

Honneth’s recognition paradigm, resting on an intersubjective conception of the subject, allows to overstep the clear-cut dichotomy between commutative and distributive justice, between inter-individual and collective interests. To this extent, the proposed paper will aim at pinpointing how recognition unsettles the legal discourse in civil law contract theory. First, it will be argued that it leads to consider that the concept of autonomy should not be discarded from contract theory too fast; a different interpretation, with respect to the recognition paradigm, seems promising for the legal discourse. Second, it will be presented why contract theory should be framed into Honneth’s theory of justice. Third, it will be shown how one might expect that the proposed reinterpretation of contract theory can ultimately modify the distributive landscape. [less ▲]

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See detailLe discours juridique dans la "société du risque" : Regard réflexif sur l'évolution de l'assurance et du principe de précaution en droit
Dufour, Pascale UL

Bachelor/master dissertation (2016)

This research provides a critical analysis of the law applicable to two dimensions of risk management: damage compensation through insurance and risk prevention by the precautionary principle. The ... [more ▼]

This research provides a critical analysis of the law applicable to two dimensions of risk management: damage compensation through insurance and risk prevention by the precautionary principle. The interdisciplinary perspective offers a critical perspective on the interaction of law with political, economic, scientific and social rationalities by the opposition of two theories: the Risk Society of Ulrich Beck and Asurantial Society of François Ewald. The different meanings of private insurance limits and dissonant discourse on the legal strategies used against risks are revealed. The thesis provides essential guidelines to the critical legal thinking. The originality of the analysis angle, which takes into account legal developments in regards of the changes in political rationality that occurred in the nineteenth century with the industrialization of Western societies, extends legal epistemology. A critical reflection on the evolution of theoretical concepts of law and its expected social role within society, considering the political and economical interplay, is suggested. [less ▲]

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