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

Panel Chair and Presenter, First Annual Conference, European Academy of Religion, Bologna, 5-8 March, 2018

'The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a research initiative launched under the high patronage of the European Parliament which offers an exchange platform to academies and scientific societies; associations; research centers and institutions; university labs, clusters, and departments; journals, publishers, media and scholars coming from Europe and the surrounding regions' (see https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/missionstatement). With over 900 participants, the… Continue reading Panel Chair and Presenter, First Annual Conference, European Academy of Religion, Bologna, 5-8 March, 2018

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 5-8, 2018

I will be speaking on the topic of 'Comparative Constitutional Law and Natural Law.' The abstract reads as follows: During the last decade or so the discipline of comparative constitutional law has experienced phenomenal growth. Handbooks in the field have become truly global in outlook. With the globalization of comparative constitutional law, the question arises… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 5-8, 2018

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

Blogpost on Legitimation in a Post-Secular Age

  Could it be the case that the modern type of legitimation, complemented by a touch of pre-modern legitimation, suffices in a post-secular context as well? Read the full blogpost here: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/three-types-of-legitimation#.VJLnaAWXfpQ.link.

Law and Religion

Blogpost ‘A Historic Day for International Religious Freedom in the European Parliament’

The presentation of the first annual report of the European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief marked a historic occasion, with the EU and the US joining forces for the first time in the field of international religious freedom. Read about the background of this development in my new blogpost for Leiden… Continue reading Blogpost ‘A Historic Day for International Religious Freedom in the European Parliament’