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CETA, Trump and “Enemies of the People”

An incredible week in constitutional law, Verfassungsblog provides this extremely helpful summary of last week’s events and relevant blog posts: What a week… On Thursday, the High Court of Justice in England and Wales has ruled that the UK government cannot push the Brexit button all by itself but has to involve Parliament instead. In reaction […]

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 […]

Reconfiguring European Constitutionalism

The Constitutionalism and Politics WG is very pleased to announce the following event that it is co-organizing with the Academy of Finland on 21 November 2016. The workshop seeks to challenge some of the prevailing ideas about how constitutional change occurs. From the conference abstract: Instead of being brought up by internal developments of nation […]

An initial call for clarity over the ‘constitutional requirements’ for withdrawing from the European Union

By Oliver Garner (UK), Ph.D. Candidate and the European University Institute. Oliver is generally interested in EU constitutional law and theory and the constitutional law of the Member States. The current legal challenge to the UK government’s constitutional authority to trigger Article 50 TEU is the supporting act to the main event political drama of […]