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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, 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)

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.