“Constitutions in the Crosshairs: Europe in 2018” – event at William & Mary Law School – January 25, 2018

Europe, as a distinct political and economic body as well as a collection of separate states, is facing constitutional challenges from within and without. Brexit, Catalonia, Poland, Hungary and Romania – as well as events within the European Union itself – all present challenges to European principles of constitutionalism. On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the […]

Is There Such a Thing as Populist Constitutionalism?

Full program: Workshop_programme_20_November_2017. Registration here. This workshop will examine recent deviation from the shared values of liberal constitutionalism towards a kind of ‘populist, illiberal constitutionalism’. The participants will explore the relationship between populism and popular sovereignty, populist leaders’ constitutional projects, and the use of legalism for their, often autocratic, agendas. Particular attention will be paid […]

Book launch: David Kosař, Perils of Judicial Self-Government in Transitional Societies

Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group has the pleasure to invite you to the book launch Perils of Judicial Self-Government in Transitional Societies (Cambridge University Press 2017) by David Kosař, Masarykova Univerzita v Brně, Czech Republic Thursday, 26 October 2017 – at 3:15pm, Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati Chair: Prof. Gábor Halmai (EUI) and Discussant: Dr Anna Wallerman (Max Weber Fellow, EUI) […]

Addressing the Refugees Crisis in Europe: Protection, Vulnerability, Security.

Round Table Discussion prior to the Conference on Human Dignity and the Constitutional Crisis in Europe Wednesday 14th June 2017, 11:30-13:00 Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana We invite members of the EUI community prior to our two-day conference on Human Dignity and the Constitutional Crisis in Europe: Humanity, Democracy, Social Europe to discuss ‘whose’ protection, […]