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

Book Review of Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom in Journal of Markets & Morality

I am grateful to Prof. Jan Klos Hab. Ph.D. for taking the effort to write a review of my book for the Journal of Markets & Morality. Jan Klos is a Professor at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Particular Ethics. He specializes in the history of… Continue reading Book Review of Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom in Journal of Markets & Morality

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?

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, Whither Europe?

Introduction to volume ‘The Powers That Be. Rethinking the Separation of Powers’ now available online

Abstract: 'The idea of the separation of powers has been subjected to criticism and competition ever since it first came to be during the upheaval of the English Civil War. In recent years the case has once again been stated that the idea of the separation of powers has lost its significance in a globalised… Continue reading Introduction to volume ‘The Powers That Be. Rethinking the Separation of Powers’ now available online

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

Paper presentation, ‘Multiple Sovereignties and the Principle of Separation of Powers’, IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law, University of Oslo (2014)

About the Congress: 'The IACL holds a World Congress every 3-4 years. The IXth Congress will take place in Oslo from 16 to 20 June 2014 and is organised by the Department of Public Law at the University of Oslo in collaboration with the Executive Committee of the IACL. The venue for the Congress is… Continue reading Paper presentation, ‘Multiple Sovereignties and the Principle of Separation of Powers’, IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law, University of Oslo (2014)

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

Co-editor and co-author, volume The Powers That Be. Rethinking the Separation of Powers. A Leiden Response to Möllers (2015)

'Both democratic legitimacy and the separation of powers as concepts have very much evolved alongside the state and over the last decades the state has been giving up ground to other power holders, particularly international (and even supranational) actors. This brings up the question of whether the combination of these concepts is still viable outside… Continue reading Co-editor and co-author, volume The Powers That Be. Rethinking the Separation of Powers. A Leiden Response to Möllers (2015)

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

Contribution to volume on ‘Rethinking Europe’s Constitution’ (2007)

'The beginnings of this book go back to 2003 when the editor asked the contributors and several others to participate in an expert meeting on the Draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, which at that time had just been made public. Subsequently, all went to work and towards the end of 2004 most participants… Continue reading Contribution to volume on ‘Rethinking Europe’s Constitution’ (2007)