Photo: courtesy of one of the participants of the symposium These can be found below. I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Thijmgenootschap for making the symposium possible and the Fundatie van Renswoude te Utrecht for their hospitality. The keynote speech by Adrian Pabst, Professor of Politics at the University of Kent and… Continue reading Introductory remarks, Symposium ‘Postliberalism: The promise and peril of getting beyond individual autonomy’
The abstract of the article reads as follows: What is the attitude of European courts toward institutional religious autonomy? Their case law shows a mixed picture, with the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion sometimes weighing less heavily than other interests. One illustrative example is the recent ruling of the Court of Justice… Continue reading Article, ‘Why Europe needs a more post-liberal theory of religious liberty’
Americans do this at Thanksgiving, and it is a beautiful tradition. However, I am only "half-American," so I feel the need to express my special gratitude at this time of the year towards: - Leiden University that made most of the things below possible and also allowed me this year to exchange views with a… Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022!
Here is some of my summer reading for a new book after I finished my current list. The books stem from a list of introductory texts in natural law, Roman law, canon law, and legal history. Several other titles are on my Kindle; just Javier Hervada is rather tricky to get by here. The book… Continue reading Summer reading and work in progress
"19 January 2021 The Global Summit, which took place from 12-16 January 2021, is an initiative by Richard Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, Professor of Government, Director of Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Founder & Director of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism. Plenary speakers included… Continue reading Press Release, “Hans-Martien ten Napel participates in The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism Global Summit”
As for so many, 2020 has been unique and, in some ways, a tough year. Nevertheless, professionally, there are (again) reasons to be thankful. The following ten highlights may illustrate this: - the collaboration with Prof. Sophie van Bijsterveld of the Radboud University Nijmegen in the realization of a Dutch-language volume on ideas for state and… Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!