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

Overdracht van soevereine bevoegdheden aan de Europese Unie: ‘A Moral Struggle Over the First Principles of Government and Politics’? (VI) (slot)

In december 2017 presenteerde ik een paper over bovengenoemd onderwerp tijdens de Staatsrechtconferentie aan de Universiteit Maastricht. Dit paper is inmiddels verschenen als hoofdstuk in de bundel ‘Begrenzende soevereiniteit’, onder redactie van Sascha Hardt, Aalt Willem Heringa en Antonia Waltermann. In een serie van zes wekelijkse blogposts was hier het paper alvast te lezen zijn. Voor… Continue reading Overdracht van soevereine bevoegdheden aan de Europese Unie: ‘A Moral Struggle Over the First Principles of Government and Politics’? (VI) (slot)

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Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Religion and Politics

Bijdrage t.b.v. symposium The Federalist Papers (V): Trump

Dit is het vijfde deel van een nieuwe serie blogposts gebaseerd op een bijdrage die ik een jaar geleden, op 20 april 2017, leverde aan een symposium over The Federalist Papers. Het symposium, dat plaatsvond in Brussel, was georganiseerd door De Debatten. ‘De Debatten is een initiatief van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel met de Universiteit… Continue reading Bijdrage t.b.v. symposium The Federalist Papers (V): Trump

Democracy, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Opinion Article: ‘Can Christian Democracy Save America from Trump?’

'Religious conservatism doesn’t have to be populist. It has played an important role for democracy and dignity in Europe – and can do so in the US, too.' The article is co-written by Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti, assistant professor of political science at the City College of New York and author of What is Christian Democracy? Politics, Religion… Continue reading Opinion Article: ‘Can Christian Democracy Save America from Trump?’

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

Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (II)

Three personal highlights of this year's meeting of the American Political Science Association were: Thursday: David Azerrad (The Heritage Foundation), Carson L. Holloway (University of Nebraska, Omaha), Michael M. Uhlmann (Claremont Graduate University), and Christopher Wolfe (University of Dallas), discussing: 'American Public Philosophy in the Age of Trump'. Friday: Peter R.W. Cross (Hillsdale College), Justin… Continue reading Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (II)

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

Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (I)

Topics include: New Perspectives on Montesquieu The Crisis of Constitutional Democracy American Public Philosophy in the Age of Trump On the Compatibility of Natural Law and Natural Rights Author Meets Critics: Alexander Tsesis's "Constitutional Ethos" Liberalism in Crisis Challenges to the Rule of Law The Future of Conservatism Constitution Making in Religiously Divided Societies See… Continue reading Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (I)

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

Twelve posts introducing my new book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human

For the posts, please see: Article ‘This Map Of The State Of Religious Freedom Around The World Is Chilling’ Article ‘Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller’ Yale Law Professor: ‘American courts are tackling Islamophobia – why won’t Europeans?’ Waarom de PVV niet het initiatief in de kabinetsformatie moet krijgen New Book: ‘The… Continue reading Twelve posts introducing my new book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human

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.