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

Panel on “Human Dignity and Common Good Constitutionalism”

This week I will be attending the sixth conference of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies in Cordoba, Spain. The conference’s general theme is: "Human Dignity, Law, and Religious Diversity: Designing the Future of Inter-Cultural Societies." John Witte, Jr., Director of the Center of Law and Religion at Emory University, will deliver the… Continue reading Panel on “Human Dignity and Common Good Constitutionalism”

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Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022!

Americans do this at Thanksgiving, and it is a beautiful tradition. However, I am only "half-American," so I feel the need to express my special gratitude at this time of the year towards: - Leiden University that made most of the things below possible and also allowed me this year to exchange views with a… Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022!

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Public Theology

Blogpost ‘Klassiekers democratische rechtsstaat #12: Hoe de bestuursstaat te rechtvaardigen blijft’

Er is niet veel historisch besef nodig om te weten dat de bestuursstaat al sinds zijn ontstaan een omstreden type democratische rechtsstaat is. Toch lijkt de kritiek recentelijk nog aan te zwellen, tot het punt waarop bijvoorbeeld in de VS een algehele ontmanteling dreigt. Aangenomen dat de bestuursstaat niet voor niets in het leven is… Continue reading Blogpost ‘Klassiekers democratische rechtsstaat #12: Hoe de bestuursstaat te rechtvaardigen blijft’

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

Summer reading and work in progress

Here is some of my summer reading for a new book after I finished my current list. The books stem from a list of introductory texts in natural law, Roman law, canon law, and legal history. Several other titles are on my Kindle; just Javier Hervada is rather tricky to get by here. The book… Continue reading Summer reading and work in progress