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

Chapter on ‘Western “Civic Totalism,” Sovereignty of the People, and the Need for Limited Government’ in ICLARS-volume

Source: http://www.routledge.com The description of the volume on Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference, edited by W. Cole Durham Jr. and Donlu Thayer, reads as follows: 'We live in an increasingly pluralized world. This sociological reality has become the irreversible destiny of humankind. Even once religiously homogeneous societies are becoming increasingly diverse. Religious freedom is modernity’s… Continue reading Chapter on ‘Western “Civic Totalism,” Sovereignty of the People, and the Need for Limited Government’ in ICLARS-volume

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

Bernie Sanders, Tim Farron, and the regime change which has taken place within liberalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW6CTlpxUb8 https://youtu.be/KRpMTQl7cvI In my new book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (Routledge, 2017), I note how partly under the influence of the social and cultural revolution of the 1960s, liberalism has arguably developed from a means of managing diversity in the direction of an ideological agenda of its own. Illustrative… Continue reading Bernie Sanders, Tim Farron, and the regime change which has taken place within liberalism

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Workshop Law and Religion

Hans-Martien ten Napel Sofia Fernandes Da Silva Ranchordás Jaclyn Neo (National University of Singapore) Date 26 June 2017 Time 10:00 - 12:00  hrs. Address Kamerlingh Onnes Building Steenschuur 25 2311 ES Leiden Room A014 On June 26th, a small workshop on comparative law & religion will take place with Dr. Jaclyn Neo (National University of Singapore, Law School).… Continue reading Workshop Law and Religion

Comparative Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Blogpost ‘Religious Freedom, Eastern Ethical Monism, and Western “Civic Totalism”‘

'Just like by the ethically monistic character of certain theoretizations of Confucian democracy, expressive liberty is threatened by a Western "civic totalism" that – as Galston puts it – "tacitly views public institutions as plenipotentiary".' Read about the background of this development in my new blogpost for Leiden Law Blog: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/religious-freedom-eastern-ethical-monism-and-western-civic-totalism.