Political Legitimacy Digest
This month's news and events by the profile area Political Legitimacy features the announcement of two PhD defences and several interesting seminars and conferences at Leiden University.
Besides the launch of our new website, the summer has brought not so much news, but all the more events on our agenda! The profile area Political Legitimacy is proud to announce a range of interesting meetings, including the public PhD defences by two of our own PhD students. Click on the links below for full descriptions:
14 September, 16h15 – PhD Defence Honorata Mazepus – “What makes authorities legitimate in the eyes of citizens? An investigation of perceived legitimacy in different political regimes”
[Click here for a recent research update by Honorata on our website.]
15 September, 15h30 – Lotte Andersen, Aarhus University – LEAP Project: Field experiment of Leadership and Performance – Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) Research Seminar – Stichthage, room Lange Voorhout – more information
27 September, 11h15 – PhD Defence Josephine Hartmann – “A blessing in disguise?! Discretion in the context of EU decision-making, national transposition and legitimacy regarding EU directives”
[Click here for a recent research update by Josephine on our website.]
23 September, 14h00 – (in Dutch) Thorbeckesymposium: In naam van de burger? Burgerparticipatie in Nederland – A symposium on participatory democracy at Leiden Law School featuring several prominent Dutch speakers, including Gerdi Verbeet (former President of the Dutch House of Representatives) and Henri Lenferink (Mayor of Leiden).
5 October, 16h00 – David Farrell: “Stripped Down or Reconfigured Democracy?” – This lecture is the kick-off event of the interdisciplinary project Centre for the Study of Political Parties and Representation (CSPPR), which is financed by the Profile Area Political Legitimacy.
20-21 October – Conference: From Disorder to Order – This conference is the kick-off event of the interdisciplinary project From Disorder to Order - Conflict and the Resources of Legitimacy, which is financed by the Profile Area Political Legitimacy.
9 November, 7h30 – Into the White House – The profile area Political Legitimacy will be organizing a free breakfast festival at the Kamerlingh Onnes Building for students & staff to discuss the outcome of the USA presidential elections, featuring short lectures and discussions from experts from within and without Leiden University. Save the date, more information will follow shortly.