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

Presenter and Discussant, ICON-S Conference ‘Courts, Power, Public Law’, University of Copenhagen, 5-7 July 2017

Looking forward to presenting next week on 'The European Court of Human Rights’ "constitutional morality” in the religious domain'. The paper forms part of a panel on 'Judicialisation of Human Rights Law and Policy: A Vehicle for Effective Protection of Fundamental Rights?' The description of this panel reads as follows: 'The panel introduces the Leiden Research Group ‘Effective… Continue reading Presenter and Discussant, ICON-S Conference ‘Courts, Power, Public Law’, University of Copenhagen, 5-7 July 2017

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

Bernie Sanders, Tim Farron, and the regime change which has taken place within liberalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW6CTlpxUb8 https://youtu.be/KRpMTQl7cvI In my new book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (Routledge, 2017), I note how partly under the influence of the social and cultural revolution of the 1960s, liberalism has arguably developed from a means of managing diversity in the direction of an ideological agenda of its own. Illustrative… Continue reading Bernie Sanders, Tim Farron, and the regime change which has taken place within liberalism

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

Book Recommendations (I): Nicholas Wolterstorff, Understanding Liberal Democracy (2012)

About the book: 'Understanding Liberal Democracy presents notable work by Nicholas Wolterstorff at the intersection between political philosophy and religion. Alongside his influential earlier essays, it includes nine new essays in which Wolterstorff develops original lines of argument and stakes out novel positions regarding the nature of liberal democracy, human rights, and political authority. Taken… Continue reading Book Recommendations (I): Nicholas Wolterstorff, Understanding Liberal Democracy (2012)

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

Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human now also available as eBook

See: eBook (VitalSource) Kindle (Amazon) Table of Contents Introduction 1. In Medias Res: Communal Religious Freedom under Pressure 2. Social Pluralist Constitutionalism 3. Pluriform Democracy 4. A Generous Conception of Religious Freedom Conclusion: "A Horizon of Beauty"

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

Press Release: ‘Hans-Martien ten Napel has book published “Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human”’

'18 May 2017 In 2014 Hans-Martien ten Napel received a Research Fellowship in Legal Studies at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ. The book he wrote as a result of this fellowship was published last week by Routledge Law. The description of the book, entitled Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully… Continue reading Press Release: ‘Hans-Martien ten Napel has book published “Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human”’

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

Blogpost ‘Something Fundamental is at Stake in the Dutch Parliamentary Elections’

Geert Wilders’ PVV Party believes that Islam is a totalitarian ideology and not a religion, and thus Muslims are not equally entitled to the same freedom of religion or belief as other believers. This view is incompatible with liberal democracy. Read the whole blogpost here: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/something-fundamental-is-at-stake-in-the-dutch-parliamentary-elections.

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, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Blogpost ‘On the Close Connection between Religious Freedom and Liberal Democracy’

The individual dimension of religious freedom constitutes a foundation for the institutional dimension of the same right. Institutional religious autonomy is, in turn, foundational for the notion of limited government and as such for liberal democracy. Read more here: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/on-the-close-connection-between-religious-freedom-and-liberal-democracy.

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

Presentation during Cardiff Festival for Law and Religion

'The Cardiff Festival of Law and Religion on May 5th and 6th at Cardiff University celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the LLM in Canon Law at Cardiff University, the first degree of its type in a British University since the Reformation. A number of events are being held to reflect upon how the study of… Continue reading Presentation during Cardiff Festival for Law and Religion