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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Panel “Performance and Legitimacy of the Administrative State,” 2021 Mundo Conference, International Society of Public Law

It was nice to learn yesterday that this panel proposal, which I had submitted with some esteemed close colleagues, was accepted. The working title of my paper during the panel, which I will co-chair, reads: "The administrative state redeemed? Vermeule’s plea for more substantive constitutionalism as a recipe for a successful public law of the… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Panel “Performance and Legitimacy of the Administrative State,” 2021 Mundo Conference, International Society of Public Law

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

News release, “Hans-Martien ten Napel on Tocqueville and Modern Democracy”

"Recently, Hans-Martien ten Napel was in the news on the above subject several times. On 16 February, Hans-Martien ten Napel, together with Professor of Religion, Law, and Society at Radboud University Sophie van Bijsterveld, contributed to a Radboud Reflects’ programme on what the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville would think of modern Dutch democracy. A podcast and… Continue reading News release, “Hans-Martien ten Napel on Tocqueville and Modern Democracy”

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

Pentecost Podcast: “Taking Stock”

I recorded this Pentecost Podcast, entitled “Taking Stock,” to update everyone who takes an interest in my work-in-progress. There is much more to come in later editions of the podcast that I am currently planning. There will be thematic podcasts, podcasts in different languages, a podcast in which I will be talking with a guest,… Continue reading Pentecost Podcast: “Taking Stock”

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Conference on ‘Global Human Rights at Risk? Challenges, Prospects, and Reforms’, The Hague, 6-7 June 2019

On 6-7 June 2019, I will be participating in the above conference. My presentation is entitled 'The Codification of an Expanding Number of Human Rights and the Ideal of Self-Government.' During the presentation, I will, among other things, discuss the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of State of the establishment of a Department of… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Conference on ‘Global Human Rights at Risk? Challenges, Prospects, and Reforms’, The Hague, 6-7 June 2019

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

Blogpost ‘The Political Theology of Thierry Baudet’

Governments have historically relied on metaphysical sources for their legitimacy. The French Revolution intended to put an end to this. However, with the current rise of populism, among other things, we are witnessing a revival of political theology. Read the whole blogpost here: https://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/the-political-theology-of-thierry-baudet. See also:

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

Book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human now published

About the book: 'In both Europe and North America it can be argued that the associational and institutional dimensions of the right to freedom of religion or belief are increasingly coming under pressure. This book demonstrates why a more classical understanding of the idea of a liberal democracy can allow for greater respect for the… Continue reading Book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human now published

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 2017 ICON∙S Conference on ‘Courts, Power, and Public Law’, Copenhagen, July 5-7

  My two scheduled presentations during the conference are entitled: 'The European Court of Human Rights’ “constitutional morality” in the religious domain', and 'In Defense of the Classical Liberal Conception Regarding Religious Freedom'. About the general conference theme: 'The overarching theme of the ICON-S 2017 Annual Meeting will be “Courts, Power, Public Law”. The expanding… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 2017 ICON∙S Conference on ‘Courts, Power, and Public Law’, Copenhagen, July 5-7

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

Book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (Routledge) now available for pre-order

'In both Europe and North America it can be argued that the associational and institutional dimensions of the right to freedom of religion or belief are increasingly coming under pressure. This book demonstrates why a more classical understanding of the idea of a liberal democracy can allow for greater respect for the right to freedom… Continue reading Book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (Routledge) now available for pre-order

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)