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

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (I)

Source: CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=240138 This week I will be attending the 2017 Acton University Conference, at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Acton University 'is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate philosophy,… Continue reading Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (I)

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?

New Book: ‘The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation’ (2017)

'In a radical new vision for the future of Christianity, NYT bestselling author and conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. (...) In The Benedict Option, Dreher calls on traditional Christians to learn from the example of St. Benedict… Continue reading New Book: ‘The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation’ (2017)

Comparative Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Paper Presentation during Journal of Law, Religion & State International Conference on ‘The Rule of Law – Religious Perspectives’, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 20-22 November 2016

For the program of the conference, see: http://www1.biu.ac.il/File/events2016/internationalconference.pdf. The call for papers for the conference can be found here: http://www.ssrn.com/update/lsn/lsnann/ann16021.html. The original paper proposal which I submitted, read as follows: Christianity, Liberalism, and the Rule of Law During the last decade or so the discipline of constitutional law has changed considerably. It has become more… Continue reading Paper Presentation during Journal of Law, Religion & State International Conference on ‘The Rule of Law – Religious Perspectives’, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 20-22 November 2016

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy

Participant, ‘Great Transformations: Political Science and the Big Questions of Our Time’, 2016 APSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 1-4

Among the panels I attended were: 'Is The Federalist Relevant to 21st Century Concerns', a roundtable inspired by Sanford Levinson's book An Argument Open to All: Reading the Federalist in the 21st Century (2015), with Ran Hirschl, Sanford Levinson, Kim Lane Scheppele a.o.; '1996: A Good Year for Deliberative Theory, 20 Years Later', with Amy… Continue reading Participant, ‘Great Transformations: Political Science and the Big Questions of Our Time’, 2016 APSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 1-4