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 […]

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, […]

European Elections and European Future: What to Conclude, What to Expect?

On the occasion of The State of the Union (4-6 May 2017), the Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group and the EUI Alumni Association have the pleasure to invite to an after-work gathering around the theme: “European elections and European future: what to conclude, what to expect?” Thursday 4 May, 19.30, Sala Capitolo For this discussion […]

Changing European Constitutions – Reconfiguring European Constitutionalism

A Workshop organized jointly by Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group and Finnish Academy research project Constitutionalism Reconfigured. The traditional view to constitutional change addresses its target usually from the vantage point of specific political or legal moments of nation states. In this view, change occurs predominantly through revolutions, constitutional moments, revisions, reforms, amendments or landmark […]