Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Author’s response to my review of “What’s Wrong with Rights?”

Last February, I had the pleasure of reviewing Prof. Nigel Biggar’s important new book. Prof. Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life. We met in the early stages of writing What’s Wrong with Rights when he… Continue reading Author’s response to my review of “What’s Wrong with Rights?”

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

News release, “Hans-Martien ten Napel on Tocqueville and Modern Democracy”

"Recently, Hans-Martien ten Napel was in the news on the above subject several times. On 16 February, Hans-Martien ten Napel, together with Professor of Religion, Law, and Society at Radboud University Sophie van Bijsterveld, contributed to a Radboud Reflects’ programme on what the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville would think of modern Dutch democracy. A podcast and… Continue reading News release, “Hans-Martien ten Napel on Tocqueville and Modern Democracy”

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Video, programma “Tocqueville en de moderne democratie” van Radboud Reflects

"Wat zou de Franse filosoof Alexis de Tocqueville vinden van de moderne Nederlandse democratie? De politieke participatie daalt al jaren en het vertrouwen in de politiek neemt af. Volgens Tocqueville kon een democratie niet functioneren zonder sociale gelijkheid en actief burgerschap. Ontbreekt de democratische bezieling in ons land? Is het tijd voor een nieuwe politieke… Continue reading Video, programma “Tocqueville en de moderne democratie” van Radboud Reflects

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Artikel “Tocqueville en de moderne democratie”, Het Goede Leven, 11 februari 2021 (met Sophie van Bijsterveld)

Democratieën staan wereldwijd onder druk, ook in Europa. Hoe zit het eigenlijk met de verhouding tussen democratie en rechtsstaat? Alexis de Tocqueville kan helpen met het beantwoorden van deze vraag. Lees hier het vervolg van dit artikel: https://www.hetgoedeleven.nl/artikelen/tocqueville-en-de-moderne-democratie. "Het Goede Leven brengt inspirerende verhalen over zingeving, samenleving, democratie en duurzaamheid." Word abonnee: https://abonneer.hetgoedeleven.nl.

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Lancering boek tijdens programma Radboud Reflects over “Tocqueville en de moderne democratie”

Op dinsdag 16 februari a.s., 20.00-21.30 uur, organiseren Radboud Reflects en het Radboud Tocqueville-project een programma over "Tocqueville en de moderne democratie." "Na twee korte lezingen gaan Sophie van Bijsterveld en Hans-Martien ten Napel in gesprek over de waarde en betekenis van het werk van Tocqueville. Biedt Tocqueville een antwoord op het populisme en illiberale… Continue reading Lancering boek tijdens programma Radboud Reflects over “Tocqueville en de moderne democratie”

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Digitale bijeenkomst onderzoekersnetwerk Recht en Religie over “corona en de vrijheid van godsdienst”

Op 28 januari a.s. organiseert het onderzoekersnetwerk Recht en Religie een online-bijeenkomst over “corona en de vrijheid van godsdienst”. Door de wonderlijke omstandigheden waarin we zijn beland door het coronavirus wordt de vraag naar een bijzondere behandeling van geloofsgemeenschappen een prangende. De overheid neemt uit zorg voor de volksgezondheid maatregelen terwijl geloofsgemeenschappen ter wille van… Continue reading Digitale bijeenkomst onderzoekersnetwerk Recht en Religie over “corona en de vrijheid van godsdienst”

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Press Release, “Hans-Martien ten Napel participates in The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism Global Summit”

"19 January 2021 The Global Summit, which took place from 12-16 January 2021, is an initiative by Richard Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, Professor of Government, Director of Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Founder & Director of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism. Plenary speakers included… Continue reading Press Release, “Hans-Martien ten Napel participates in The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism Global Summit”

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism Global Summit | January 12-16, 2021

The Global Summit is an initiative by my colleague Richard Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, Professor of Government, Director of Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Founder & Director of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism. Attendance at the Global Summit is free to all. Plenary speakers… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism Global Summit | January 12-16, 2021

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

As for so many, 2020 has been unique and, in some ways, a tough year. Nevertheless, professionally, there are (again) reasons to be thankful. The following ten highlights may illustrate this: - the collaboration with Prof. Sophie van Bijsterveld of the Radboud University Nijmegen in the realization of a Dutch-language volume on ideas for state and… Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Temporarily 20% off my book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human at Routledge

I am making progress in writing a new monograph in English and just published a co-edited Dutch-language volume on Tocqueville's relevance for the current debate on the future of liberal democracy. Nevertheless, on this Human Rights Day, I would like to draw attention to my previous book, Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully… Continue reading Temporarily 20% off my book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human at Routledge