Lecture: Populist Constitutionalism by Prof. Paul Blokker
On Wednesday, 2nd of November, the Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group at the European University Institute had the pleasure to organise a talk by Prof. Paul Blokker, Associate Professor/Jean Monnet Chair “European Political Sociology”, Faculty of Social Sciences/Institute of Sociological Studies, Charles University, Czech Republic.
Prof. Blokker’s talk touched upon the notion of populist constitutionalism with reference to concepts like illiberal constitutionalism or legal resentment and was based on one of the chapters of the forthcoming book “Reinforcing the Rule of Law Oversight in the European Union“, edited by C. Closa and D. Kochenov (Cambridge University Press, 2016). The title of the chapter is “EU Democratic Oversight and Domestic Deviation from the Rule of Law: Sociological Reflections”.
The talk was chaired by Professor Gábor Halmai and EUI researcher Théo Fournier and was followed by a Q&A session.
Researchers from all departments joined us for a lively discussion. We want to thank everyone for coming!
Below are a few pictures from the event.