What gives an administration the right to govern? When do citizens consider politics as legitimate? What is the history of modern democracy? Hundreds of scholars from Leiden University are researching topics related to "political legitimacy" in six different institutes and four faculties. They collaborate in the interdisciplinary profile area Political Legitimacy, including three research projects that are funded by it. This website brings all news and events related to the profile area.
(Image above: The Big Leiden Presidential Breakfast, 9 november 2016. © Geerten Waling)
Political Legitimacy News
Protecting democracy in Europe
Political scientist Tom Theuns (Leiden University) has been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). This means that he is recognis...
André Gerrits: ‘Coronavirus is speeding up social developments'
All the world leaders have had to choose an approach during the global Covid-19 crisis. But which approach is the most effective? André Gerrits, Profe...
Commissie-Van der Staaij presenteert revisie Reglement van Orde
Op 30 oktober presenteerde de Commissie tot Revisie van het Reglement van Orde, onder voorzitterschap van Kees van der Staaij (SGP), haar bevindingen ...
‘Governments must provide fundamental rights to certain animals’
Legal proceedings conducted on behalf of apes and animals who are starved for the purpose of an ecological project. What position do animals actually ...
Debating the future of soft power practices in Washington DC
On June 6th, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy launched its latest double special issue, “Debating Public Diplomacy: Now and Next”, in Washington DC. The...
Leiden political scientist Tom Louwerse obtains Vidi grant for research on government-opposition cooperation in parliament
Tom Louwerse, lecturer and researcher at Leiden University’s Institute of Political Science, has been awarded a NWO Vidi grant. This will enable him t...
Digesting the EU elections over a continental breakfast
The topic of conversation at The Great Continental Breakfast the morning after the EU elections in the Netherlands was the election campaign, the – la...
People Diplomacy in East Asia and Europe
“The ideas from society should be heard in order to narrow the gap between government and the people”. These words from Kwagjin Choi, Korean diplomat ...