'"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)
'Abstract The classic question posed by Tocqueville about the relationship between values and democracy is coming to the fore again. The main argument of this article is that, while the social doctrine of the Catholic Church has a clear answer to this question, Neo-Calvinism does not or at least does to a lesser extent. To… Continue reading Article ‘Joseph H. H. Weiler’s Approach to the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union: Is There a Message for Neo-Calvinists?’
On 18 March 2012 I wrote a post on a new essay by Joseph Weiler on Europe as 'political messianism'. The essay is also referred to in an article which appeared today on Leiden Law Blog: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/no-more-promised-land-waiting-at-the-end-of-the-road-for-eu. Have a look at this new blog of Leiden Law School, and check out the post which concludes as follows:'In sum, whether one… Continue reading New post at Leiden Law Blog: No More Promised Land Waiting at the End of the Road for EU?