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mr. R.T. (Rafal) Manko

Faculty of Law
Dep. Private Law
Photographer: Piotr Eckhardt

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
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  • Postbus 15842
    1001 NH Amsterdam
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  • Profile

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    Rafał Mańko (Mag.iur., Ph.D., Dr.habil.iur.) – CSECL Fellow since 2014

    Rafał has been an external fellow at the CSECL since 2014. Between 2004 and 2014 he was a PhD candidate at the research centre, writing on the survival of socialist institutions in Polish private law and the impact of European integration upon the Polish legal system and Polish legal culture. In 2014 he defended a PhD thesis at the UvA entitled “Legal Survivals: A Study on the Continuity of Polish Private Law After 1989”, supervised by Professor Martijn Hesselink.

    Besides working on his PhD thesis, Rafał worked as a lawyer linguist at the Court of Justice of the EU (2008-2012) and since 2014 he has been a policy analyst at the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), where he is an expert on European private law. As an external fellow, Rafał keeps in regular touch with CSECL members and visits the CSECL several times per year.

    Rafał’s research interests lie within four fundamental fields: European and comparative private law, with particular reference to Europeanisation; critical legal theory; sociology of law in times of systemic transformation; Central and Eastern European legal culture.

    Rafał obtained his master’s degree summa cum laude from the University of Warsaw in 2003, defending a  thesis on Alluvion in Roman law (supervised by Professor Maria Zabłocka). Following his PhD at the UvA, in January 2019 he received the highest academic degree in Central Europe - the habilitation (venia legendi) in law from the University of Wrocław in Poland on the basis of a monograph on critical legal theory published in Polish (W stronę krytycznej filozofii orzekania. Polityczność, etyka, legitymizacja [Towards a Critical Philosophy of Adjudication: The Political, Ethics and Legitimacy], Łódź University Press, 2018). 

    Rafał participates regularly, on behalf of CSECL, in numerous academic conferences and has become recognised as an expert on Central and Eastern European legal culture, being invited as keyonte speaker at conferences devoted to this topic.

  • Publications

    2019

    • Manko, R. T. (2019). Book Review: C.S. Cercel, Towards a Jurisprudence of State Communism: Law and the Failure of Communism, Routledge 2018. Journal on European History of Law, 10(1).
    • Manko, R. T. (2019). Wokół problematyki dyskrecjonalności. Przegląd Prawa Publicznego, (5).

    2018

    • Manko, R. T. (2018). W stronę krytycznej filozofii orzekania. Polityczność, etyka, legitymizacja. (Jurysprudencja; Vol. 10). Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego.
    • Manko, R. T. (2018). Homo iuvens przed Trybunałem: wyrok Leitner w perspektywie teorii i filozofii prawa. In Prawne aspekty podróży i turystyki – historia i współczesność. Prace poświęcone pamięci Profesora Janusza Sondla
    • Manko, R. T. (2018). Legal Taxonomy and the Political: A Central European Perspective. In Law, Space and the Political: An East-West Perspective, ed. P. Bieś-Srokosz, R. Mańko, J. Srokosz (pp. 14-32). Częstochowa: Podobiński Publishing House.
    • Manko, R. T., Bieś-Srokosz, P., & Srokosz, J. (Eds.) (2018). Law, Space and the Political: An East-West Perspective. Podobiński Publishing House.
    • Mańko, R. (2018). Critique of the “Juridical”: Some Metatheoretical Remarks. Latvijas universitātes žurnāls. Juridiskā zinātne = Journal of the University of Latvia. Law, 11, 24-37. https://doi.org/10.22364/jull.11.03 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2018). Nauki prawne wobec problemu polityczności: zagadnienia wybrane z perspektywy jurysprudencji krytycznej. Archiwum Filozofii Prawa i Filozofii Społecznej, 2018(3 (18)), 35-80.
    • Mańko, R. (2018). Orzekanie w polu polityczności. Filozofia Publiczna i Edukacja Demokratyczna, 7(1), 65-95. https://doi.org/10.14746/fped.2018.7.1.4 [details]
    • Mańko, R., & Łakomy, J. (2018). In search for the ontological presuppositions of critical jurisprudence. Krytyka Prawa, 10(2), 469-486 . https://doi.org/10.7206/kp.2080-1084.215 [details]
    • Mańko, R., & Łakomy, J. (2018). W poszukiwaniu presupozycji ontologicznych krytycznej nauki o prawie. Krytyka Prawa, 10(2), 447-468. https://doi.org/10.7206/kp.2080-1084.214 [details]
    • Sulikowski, A., Mańko, R., & Łakomy, J. (2018). Polityczność prawa i ogólnej refleksji nad prawem: zagadnienia ogólne’. Archiwum Filozofii Prawa i Filozofii Społecznej, 2018(3 (18)), 5-10.

    2017

    • Mańko, R. (2017). Prawo użytkowania wieczystego jako pozostałość po epoce socjalizmu realnego - ujęcie socjologicznoprawne. Zeszyty Prawnicze UKSW, 17(1), 33-61. https://doi.org/10.21697/zp.2017.17.1.02 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2017). Symbolic Violence in Technocratic Law and Attempts at Its Overcoming: Politicisation Through Humanization? Wrocławskie Studia Erazmiańskie, 11, 31-64. [details]

    2016

    • Cortés, P., & Mańko, R. (2016). Developments in European Civil Procedures. In P. Cortés (Ed.), The New Regulatory Framework for Consumer Dispute Resolution (pp. 41-64). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766353.003.0003 [details]
    • Jabłonowska, A., Klafkowska-Waśniowska, K., Kunkiel-Kryńska, A., Mańko, R., Namysłowska, M., & Tereszkiewicz, P. (2016). Cnoty a prawo konsumenckie: artykuł sprawozdawczy. Państwo i Prawo, 71(4 (842)), 86-97. [details]
    • Manko, R. T. (2016). Ideology and Legal Interpretation: Some Theoretical Considerations. In Constitutional Values in Contemporary Legal Space (Vol. I, pp. 117-126). LU Akadēmiskais apgāds.
    • Manko, R. T. (2016). Roman Roots at Plateau du Kirchberg: Recent Examples of Explicit References to Roman Law in the Case-Law of the Court of Justice of the EU. In Z. Benincasa, & J. Urbanik (Eds.), Mater Familias: Scritti romanistici per Maria Zabłocka (pp. 501-526). Warszawa (Poland): Journal of Juristic Papyrology.
    • Mańko, R. (2016). 'Reality is for those who cannot sustain the dream': Fantasies of self in legal texts. Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration and Economics, 5(1), 24-47. https://doi.org/10.1515/wrlae-2015-0021 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2016). Demons of the Past? Legal Survivals of the Socialist Legal Tradition in Contemporary Polish Private Law. In R. Mańko, C. Cercel, & A. Sulikowski (Eds.), Law and Critique in Central Europe: Questioning the Past, Resisting the Present (pp. 66-89). Oxford: Counterpress. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2016). Idee wolności, równości i własności w prawie prywatnym (ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem umów o dostarczanie treści cyfrowych konsumentom). Wrocławskie Studia Erazmiańskie, 10, 167-200. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2016). Kompetencje Unii Europejskiej w dziedzinie prawa prywatnego w ujęciu systemowym. Kwartalnik Prawa Prywatnego, 25(1), 37-79. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2016). Multilingualism, Divergent Authentic Versions of a Legal Rule and Legitimate Expectations of Individuals. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric, 45(58), 141-159. https://doi.org/10.1515/slgr-2016-0021 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2016). Transformacja ustrojowa a ciągłość instytucji prawnych - uwagi teoretyczne. Zeszyty Prawnicze UKSW, 16(2), 5-35. https://doi.org/10.21697/zp.2016.16.2.01 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2016). Wybrane relikty prawne epoki realnego socjalizmu w polskim prawie cywilnym: analiza zmiany funkcji społecznej instytucji prawnych w następstwie transformacji ustrojowej. Studia Iuridica, 66, 207-235. [details]
    • Mańko, R., Cercel, C., & Sulikowski, A. (2016). Introduction: Law and Critique in Central Europe: Laying the Cornerstone. In R. Mańko, C. Cercel, & A. Sulikowski (Eds.), Law and Critique in Central Europe: Questioning the Past, Resisting the Present (pp. 1-15). Oxford: Counterpress. [details]
    • Mańko, R., Cercel, C., & Sulikowski, A. (Eds.) (2016). Law and Critique in Central Europe: Questioning the Past, Resisting the Present. Oxford: Counterpress. [details]

    2015

    • Mańko, R. (2015). The Impact of EU Membership on Private Law Adjudication in Poland: A Case Study of the Polish Supreme Court’s Case Law on Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts. In M. Bobek (Ed.), Central European judges under the European influence: the transformative power of the EU revisited (pp. 73-97). (EU law in the member states; No. 2). Oxford: Hart Publishing. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). The Use of Extra-Legal Arguments in the Judicial Interpretation of European Contract Law: A Case Study on Aziz v Catalunyacaixa (CJEU, 14 March 2013, Case C-415/11). Law and Forensic Science, 10, 7-26. [details]

    2014

    • Mańko, R. (2014). Survival of the socialist legal tradition? A Polish perspective. Comparative Law Review, 4(2). [details]

    2013

    2012

    • Mańko, R. (2012). Quality of legislation following a transition from really existing socialism to capitalism: a case study of general clauses in Polish private law. In J. Rozenfelds (Ed.), The quality of legal acts and its importance in contemporary legal space (pp. 540-561). Riga: University of Latvia Press. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2012). Resistance towards the Unfair Terms Directive in Poland: the interaction between the consumer acquis and a post-socialist legal culture. In J. Devenney, & M. Kenny (Eds.), European consumer protection: theory and practice (pp. 412-433). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]

    2017

    2015

    • Mańko, R. (2015). Conference report: 15th Conference of the International Association For Consumer Law (IACL), "Virtues and consumer law", hosted by the Centre For the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL), University of Amsterdam, 29 June - 1 July 2015. Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration and Economics, 4(2), 109-115. https://doi.org/10.1515/wrlae-2015-0018 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). Legal Survivals: A Conceptual Tool for Analysing Post-Transformation Continuity of Legal Culture. In J. Rozenfelds, I. Čepāne, S. Osipova, R. Balodis, J. Briede, V. Liholaja, U. Krastiņš, Ā. Meikališa, J. Lazdiņš, K. Dupate, J. Kārkliņš, A. Kučs, A. Kārkliņa, A. Rodiņa, ... K. Balodis (Eds.), Tiesību efektivitāte postmodernā sabiedrībā: Latvijas Universitātes 73. zinātniskās konferences rakstu krājums (pp. 16-27). Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). Relikty w kulturze prawnej - uwagi metodologiczne na tle pozostałości epoki socjalizmu realnego w polskim prawie prywatnym. Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis. Przegląd Prawa i Administracji, 102, 185-208. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). The Cooperative Member’s Proprietary Right to an Apartment: A Legal Survival of the Period of Actually Existing Socialism in Polish Private Law. Zeszyty Prawnicze UKSW, 15(4), 147-176. https://doi.org/10.21697/zp.2015.15.4.08 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). We do not recognise anything 'private': public interest and private law under the socialist legal tradition and beyond. In B. Sitek, J. J. Szczerbowski, A. W. Bauknecht, M. Szpanowska, & K. Wasyliszyn (Eds.), Private interest and public interest in European legal tradition (pp. 31-65). Olsztyn: Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie. [details]

    2014

    • Mańko, R. (2014). 'War of Courts' as a clash of legal cultures: rethinking the conflict between the Polish Constitutional and Supreme Court over 'interpretive judgements'. In A. Geisler, M. Hein, & S. Hummel (Eds.), Law, politics, and the constitution: new perspectives from legal and political theory (pp. 79-92). (Central and Eastern European Forum for Legal, Political, and Social Theory Yearbook; No. 4). Frankfurt [etc.]: Peter Lang Academic Research. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2014). Koncepcja interpelacji ideologicznej a krytyczny dyskurs o prawie. Archiwum Filozofii Prawa i Filozofii Społecznej, 8(2014/1), 41-54. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2449986 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2014). Выжила ли социалистическая правовая традиция? Взгляд из Польши. Vestnik Grazhdanskogo Prava, 14(2), 238-266. [details]
    • Mańko, R., Kauczor, W., & Zomerski, W. (2014). Conference report: 1st International Workshop on Law and Ideology (Wroclaw, 29-30 May 2014). Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration and Economics, 3(2), 84-88. https://doi.org/10.2478/wrlae-2014-0108 [details]
    • Łakomy, J., & Mańko, R. (2014). Critical Legal Conference, Belfast, Irlandia Północna, 5-7.09.2013 r. Archiwum Filozofii Prawa i Filozofii Społecznej, 8(2014/1), 88-91. [details]

    2012

    • Mańko, R. (2012). The Institutional Implications of the Unfair Terms Directive in Poland. European studies in private law, 4, 141-169. [details]

    2008

    • Mańko, R. (2008). Odpowiedzialność deliktowa Wspólnot Europejskich. In B. Wawrzyńczak-Jędryka (Ed.), Unia Europejska: prawo instytucjonalne i gospodarcze 2008 (pp. 603-666). (Meritum). Warszawa: Wolters Kluwer Polska.
    • Mańko, R. (2008). Stosunki kontraktowe Wspólnot Europejskich. In A. Wawrzyńczak-Jędryka (Ed.), Unia Europejska: prawo instytucjonalne i gospodarcze 2008 (pp. 569-601). Warszawa: Wolters Kluwer Polska.
    • Mańko, R. (2008). Unifikacja europejskiego prawa prywatnego z perspektywy społeczeństwa polskiego: przyczynek do dyskusji. Nowa Europa, 2008(2 (7)), 35-84. [details]

    2015

    • Delivorias, A., & Mańko, R. (2015). General Court rules trading in euro securities not to be restricted to euro area. Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). CJEU rules on use of standards in imposing information duties on life insurance companies. Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). Contract law and the Digital Single Market: towards a new EU online consumer sales law? (EPRS in-depth analysis; No. PE 568.322). Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). Court of Justice rules on passenger compensation for flight delays. Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). Court of Justice ruling on transparency of terms in consumer insurance contracts. Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). EU competence in private law: the Treaty framework for a European private law and challenges for coherence. (EPRS in-depth analysis; No. PE 545.711). Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. https://doi.org/10.2861/292462 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). EU legislation in progress: Reform of the European Small Claims Procedure. (Briefing; No. PE 557.014). Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). EU legislation in progress: Reform of the European Small Claims Procedure. (Briefing; No. PE 565.871). Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). Europeanisation of civil procedure: towards common minimum standards? (EPRS in-depth analysis; No. PE 559.499). Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. https://doi.org/10.2861/670 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2015). Finalising reform of cross-border insolvency rules. Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]

    2014

    • Manko, R. T. (Author). (2014). Private law, democracy, fairness. Web publication/site, European Parliamentary Research Service. Retrieved from http://epthinktank.eu/2014/02/18/private-law-democracy-fairness/ [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2014). Common European Sales Law. (Briefing (20/02/2014); No. 130721REV1). Brussels: European Parliament Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2014). European European small claims procedure: Legal analysis of the Commission's proposal to remedy weaknesses in the current system: in-depth analysis. (In-depth analysis). Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. https://doi.org/10.2861/73188 [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2014). Methods for unifying private law in the EU. (EPRS Briefings; No. 130628REV1). Brussels: European Parliament Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2014). Personal data protection package. (Plenary at a glance (06/03/2014); No. 140768REV1). Brussels: European Parliament Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R. (2014). Věra Jourová: justice, consumers and gender equality. (Briefing (September 2014); No. PE 538.942). Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]
    • Mańko, R., Thiel, M., & Bauer, E. (2014). EU Transparency Register. (Briefing; No. PE 542.170). Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service. [details]

    Talk / presentation

    • Manko, R. (invited speaker) (19-10-2016). Convergence or divergence of legal families in Europe? A Central European Perspective, 1st Central European Forum on Law and Administration on 'Unification-Integration-Convergence: Mutual interaction between contemporary systems and branches of law', Częstochowa, Poland.
    • Manko, R. (keynote speaker) (18-10-2016). Transfery prawne we współczesnej Europie: czy wciąż „modernizacja przez transfer”? [Legal Transfers in Contemporary Europe: Can We Still Speak of ‘Modernisation Through Transfer?], 1st Central European Forum on Law and Administration on 'Unification-Integration-Convergence: Mutual interaction between contemporary systems and branches of law', Częstochowa, Poland.
    • Manko, R. (speaker) (18-9-2016). Metodologia wykładni a koncepcja rządów prawa [Methodology of Interpretation and the Conception of the Rule of Law], XXII Zjazd Katedr Teorii i Filozofii Prawa [22nd National Congress of Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law] on 'Prawo – polityka – sfera publiczna' [Law, Politics and the Public Sphere], Wrocław, Poland.
    • Manko, R. (speaker) (1-9-2016). Rule of Law or Rule of Lawyers? Critical Reflections Inspired by a Symptomatic Reading of Artur Kozak, 31st Critical Legal Conference on 'Turning Points', Kent, United Kingdom.
    • Manko, R. (speaker) (1-6-2016). The proposed Digital Content Directive: general and systemic aspects, Policy Hub 'Contracts for supply of digital content', Brussels, Belgium.
    • Manko, R. (speaker) (23-5-2016). Methods of interpretation and ideologies of the rule of law, 3rd International Workshop on Law and Ideology: 'Memories of Struggles, Struggles of Memories', Tbilisi, Georgia.
    • Manko, R. (speaker) (22-4-2016). The ‘form’ of law and the ‘substance’ of socio-economic transformation: an inquiry into the role of law in the dynamics of post-communist transition in Poland, 8th Central and Eastern European Forum for Young Legal, Social and Political Theorists, Budapest, Hungary.
    • Manko, R. (invited speaker) (11-4-2016). Projekty unijnych dyrektyw o sprzedaży towarów na odległość oraz o dostarczaniu treści cyfrowych w świetle tradycji prawa rzymskiego, National Meeting of Roman Lawyers, Warsaw, Poland.
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