Università degli Studi di Ferrara Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza Dottorato di ricerca in Diritto dell’Unione Europea e ordinamenti nazionali - Le politiche dell’Unione Europea Giovedì 13 marzo 2014, ore 9.30 (aula 8) Dott. Guido Comparato (European University Institute) Should private law be national? While internationalisation of society stimulates the emergence of common political and legal frameworks for a better coordination of economic and social relations, the field of law which is devoted to the regulation of those relations – i.e. private law – remains firmly bound to a national level. The seminar aims at unfolding the ideological underpinnings and the cultural-historical foundations of the link between private law and the national idea. Seminar background reading is available on http://docente.unife.it/claudia.amodio/europeanprivate-law-seminars.zip/view. Guido Comparato (PhD in Law from the University of Amsterdam, Bachelor and Master of laws degree from the University of Ferrara) is currently a Postdoctoral researcher in the Law Department of the European University Institute (since 2011). He conducted research in several academic institutions, including the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law of the University of Amsterdam, the Universities of Heidelberg, Bielefeld, Osnabrück, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. He authored several publications and articles on Comparative Law and European Private Law.