Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Whither Europe?

Participant, 2016 ICON∙S Conference on ‘Borders, Otherness and Public Law’

This weekend I am attending the annual conference of the International Society of Public Law in Berlin, Germany. You can check out the program here: https://icon-society.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/160616-ICON-S-PROGRAMME-DIGITAL.pdf. The first panel was entitled 'The Rule of Law in Europe: Structural Weaknesses in the European Legal Order': 'Among europe’s many crises, the “rule of law” crisis is perhaps the… Continue reading Participant, 2016 ICON∙S Conference on ‘Borders, Otherness and Public Law’

Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, University, Whither Europe?

Participant, event ‘Research on Religion, crucial for Europe’s societies’, Brussels, 17 March 2016

'The LERU Deans of Theology and Religious Studies have written a statement on the importance of research on religion for Europe’s societies. The event aims at translating this statement into practice by showcasing excellent examples. The event is also meant to discuss the statement with a wider public. Policy makers, research funders or anyone with… Continue reading Participant, event ‘Research on Religion, crucial for Europe’s societies’, Brussels, 17 March 2016

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

Participant, expert seminar ‘Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line?’, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht (9-10 May 2006)

‘"How should we deal with religious pluralism in contemporary Europe from a human rights perspective and where should we draw the line, if any?" This was the central question of an expert seminar held in 2006 at Utrecht University to celebrate the inaugural address of Abdullahi An-Na’im, who occupied the G.J. Wiarda Chair at the… Continue reading Participant, expert seminar ‘Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line?’, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht (9-10 May 2006)

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, Dutch Politics

Article ‘Combining Efficiency and Transparancy in Legislative Processes’ in Issue 3 of The Theory and Practice of Legislation (2015)

The abstract of the article, co-authored with Wim Voermans and Reijer Passchier, reads as follows: 'In this contribution, we will illustrate the modern-day dynamics of the interplay between the need for expedience and efficiency on the one hand, and the demand for openness, inclusiveness and transparency on the other by looking into one of government’s… Continue reading Article ‘Combining Efficiency and Transparancy in Legislative Processes’ in Issue 3 of The Theory and Practice of Legislation (2015)

Democracy, Dutch Politics, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Presentation during Second National Conference of Christians in Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1999)

About the Conference: 'The Paul Henry Institute will host the second national conference of Christians in Political Science, June 17-20, 1999. Christian political scientists from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Australia have already registered to attend the event. More than twenty different panels, each addressing different thematic issues, have been organized, with more… Continue reading Presentation during Second National Conference of Christians in Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1999)

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)

Democracy, Dutch Politics, Religion and Politics

Co-editor, Religion and Mass Electoral Behaviour in Europe (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science, 2000)

'The onset of a new millennium has given renewed impetus to the study of religion and its place in the secular world. Religion and Mass Electoral Behaviour in Europe is an innovative, cutting-edge study, which focuses on the question of whether - and how - religion continues to influence and shape electoral behaviour across Europe.… Continue reading Co-editor, Religion and Mass Electoral Behaviour in Europe (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science, 2000)

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy

Co-editor and co-author, Regulating Political Parties. European Democracies in Comparative Perspective (2014)

'Regulating Political Parties provides a novel and valuable contribution to the existing literature on political parties by discussing the various dimensions of party law and regulation, in Europe and other regions of the world. To what extent are political parties legitimate objects of state regulation? What are the dilemmas of regulating political finance? To what… Continue reading Co-editor and co-author, Regulating Political Parties. European Democracies in Comparative Perspective (2014)