Populism is widely understood as incompatible with liberal-democratic constitutionalism: ‘populist ideologies are structurally hostile to constitutionalism’. It is even said that ‘populists are a greater threat to… Read more “The Populist Threat to Democratic Constitutionalism”
Paul Blokker Populist engagement with constitution-making and constitutional reform forms a distinctive, and in significant ways worrying, tendency. Populism is explicitly present in the constitutional politics of… Read more “Populist Constitutionalism”
Paul Blokker The European Union survived the Dutch vote of 15 March. The general elections in the Netherlands, which was to designate the Freedom Party (PVV) of… Read more “Europe to the Test in Dutch Populism”
“What does crowd-sourcing a constitution mean and can ordinary citizens write constitutional rules?” “Will human rights save democracy in the 21st century?” “Why do populist governments in… Read more “New course: “A Constitutional Sociology of Europe””
(This article was previously posted on Gerard Delanty’s blog and is reposted here with kind permission) Gerard Delanty The Referendum of 23rd June 2016 has fundamentally undermined… Read more “BREXIT and the Great Pretence of Democracy”
In recent times, the European integration project and national sovereignty are evermore in great contrast. Just think of such dramatic events as Brexit, the Greek austerity drama,… Read more “European Sovereignty: Old Wine in New (Old) Bottles?”
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