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.
Political Legitimacy News
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 ...
Michiel Luining on the future of Orbán in Europe
It has been crackling within the European People's Party (EPP) for months, but is it also going to explode? Michiel Luining, lecturer at the Institute...
Lecture Oliver Rathkolb - The End of Social Democracy?
On 11 March, Oliver Rathkolb (University of Vienna) held a lecture about Social Democracy.
Michiel Luining about the Hungarian riot and European democracy
The conflict between the Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán and his party Fidesz, on the one hand, the other parties within the European People's Party (E...
How Leiden University celebrated its first day in 1575
Lifelike gods, provisional professors and the city militia with weapons a clanking. Leiden put on a colourful procession and drummed up hundreds of ci...
(Image above: The Big Leiden Presidential Breakfast, 9 november 2016. © Geerten Waling)