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

Tutorial “The U.S. Constitution”

Such a privilege to be currently teaching an eight-week elective course on the U.S. Constitution for Master's students in Constitutional and Administrative Law. Read the tutorial description here: Of course, it is extra fun to immerse oneself in American constitutional law in an election year. In this tutorial, however, we will not just go into… Continue reading Tutorial “The U.S. Constitution”

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

Paper presentation, ‘Multiple Sovereignties and the Principle of Separation of Powers’, IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law, University of Oslo (2014)

About the Congress: 'The IACL holds a World Congress every 3-4 years. The IXth Congress will take place in Oslo from 16 to 20 June 2014 and is organised by the Department of Public Law at the University of Oslo in collaboration with the Executive Committee of the IACL. The venue for the Congress is… Continue reading Paper presentation, ‘Multiple Sovereignties and the Principle of Separation of Powers’, IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law, University of Oslo (2014)

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

Discussant, ‘Values for Europe’ conference, Christian Political Foundation for Europe, The Hague (2012)

'"Values for Europe" conference in The Hague Friday 27 April 2012 At April 27, the ECPF held a congress about the European Union in The Hague, together with the Research Institute of the ChristenUnie party. The beautiful Old Meeting Hall of the Dutch House of Representatives was full with congress participants that afternoon. The timing… Continue reading Discussant, ‘Values for Europe’ conference, Christian Political Foundation for Europe, The Hague (2012)

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

Contribution to volume on ‘Rethinking Europe’s Constitution’ (2007)

'The beginnings of this book go back to 2003 when the editor asked the contributors and several others to participate in an expert meeting on the Draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, which at that time had just been made public. Subsequently, all went to work and towards the end of 2004 most participants… Continue reading Contribution to volume on ‘Rethinking Europe’s Constitution’ (2007)