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
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.
Lobbying citizens had a lot of influence in the Golden Age
Thanks to fanatical lobbying various groups of citizens and traders had a lot of influence on the initial success of the Dutch colony in Brazil. This ...
Call for papers 'Nationalism and International Order' (21-23 November 2018)
Nationalism is commonly regarded as posing a challenge to international stability and regional and global order more generally. Arguably, nationalism ...
A legal solution to avoid a Hard Brexit: Armin Cuyvers on UK Constitutional Law Blog
In his blog, Armin suggests two legal tools that may jointly help avoid a hard Brexit: delayed exit and decreasing membership.
From Tax Havens to Tax Justice
On Friday 17 November 2017, H.E. Dr. María Fernanda Espinosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of the Republic of Ecuador gave a lecture...
(Image above: The Big Leiden Presidential Breakfast, 9 november 2016. © Geerten Waling)