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
The first edition of the ILS Lunch Seminars 2018-2019 in retrospect
On Thursday 13 September 2018, the first ILS Lunch Seminar of this academic year took place. Geerten Waling and Michael Klos kicked off the ILS Lunch ...
27 September: Lecture Adam Zamoyski - What were the Napoleonic Wars really about?
What were the Napoleonic Wars really about? This was the central problem posed to Europe by the partitions of Poland and the disintegration of the Hol...
Rebekah Tromble to lead Twitter-funded research team on online discussions
In the context of growing political polarisation, the spread of misinformation, and increases in incivility and intolerance, how can Twitter assess an...
Making Facebook data available to researchers
Political scientist Rebekah Tromble (Leiden University) has been appointed as an academic advisor to the Social Science One research commission. She w...
Call for papers: Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Responses to Complexity Diplomacy
The Hague Journal of Diplomacy is calling for research papers. The deadline for submission is the first of June 2018. This will be used for a book and...
Mayor Krikke and Rector Magnificus Stolker to be presented with leadership agenda
What is public leadership? How does one promote research on public leadership? These and other questions will be addressed at the official presentatio...
Guest lecture Jeroen Dijsselbloem
On Wednesday 21 March 2018 Jeroen Dijsselbloem, former Minister of Finance, and former President of the Euro Group and the Board of Governors of the E...
Academics explain the elections
Why are the local parties so popular? Researchers at Leiden University gave their reaction the day after the elections of 21 March.
(Image above: The Big Leiden Presidential Breakfast, 9 november 2016. © Geerten Waling)