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

Reflection paper by Richard Ekins, “Some features of liberalism in a censorious age.”

It has long been my intention to draw occasional attention in this place to the work of colleagues at home and abroad that inspires me. This exceptional paper by Richard Ekins provides a good opportunity to put this intention into practice finally. Richard Ekins is a Professor of Law and Constitutional Government at the University… Continue reading Reflection paper by Richard Ekins, “Some features of liberalism in a censorious age.”

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

Article ‘A sense of reality is required: the European People’s Party as a bridge between Tradition and modernity’

The latest edition of the Montesquieu Institute's newsletter, De Hofvijver, contains a section on 'Forty Years of the Dutch Christian Democratic Appeal,' which also includes a contribution from my hand. This contribution, entitled 'Realiteitszin gevraagd: de Europese Volkspartij als brug tussen Traditie en moderniteit,' tries to build a bridge between my earlier work as a… Continue reading Article ‘A sense of reality is required: the European People’s Party as a bridge between Tradition and modernity’

Law and Religion

Guest Post: Recent Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court on Church Autonomy

By Jaco van den Brink. J. van den Brink (LLM) is attending a Master's in Political Philosophy at Leiden University and meanwhile preparing a PhD research on religious freedom.A couple of quite interesting judgments were issued by the ECtHR, the last two years, concerning the internal autonomy of churches. The most recent judgment was in… Continue reading Guest Post: Recent Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court on Church Autonomy