What gives an administration the right to govern? When do citizens consider politics as legitimate? And what do they mean by that? 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, events and results related to the profile area.
Political Legitimacy News
Collaboration in the public domain
Co-production it is called: collaboration between citizens and public servants with reference to public services. Carola van Eijk defends het PhD thes...
In memoriam Prof. dr. Glen Newey (1961–2017)
Glen Newey, Professor of Political Philosophy and Ethics at the Institute of Philosophy, suddenly passed away on 30 September 2017. He was a remarkabl...
Succesful workshop 'Traditions of Authority'
As part of the Leiden University ‘Profile Area’ Political Legitimacy, a number of colleagues from Political Science, History, Law, Business Administra...
Is politics boring and far removed from you?
On 22 May, the Dutch House of Representatives invited one hundred citizens to pose critical questions regarding the Ministries’ annual reports. This f...
How democratic are state secrets?
Transparency is seen as an important value for democratic government policy. Does that mean that we should do away with state secrets, such as confide...
Hans-Martien ten Napel has book published “Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human”
In 2014 Hans-Martien ten Napel received a Research Fellowship in Legal Studies at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ. The book he wrot...
Alexandre Afonso: Can the French “Enemy of the Republic” pull off a victory?
In the second and final round of the French elections this Sunday, the French will vote for who is going to become their next president. In an article...
Johan Christensen: 'The Power of Economists within the State'
This month Johan Christensen, assistant professor at the Institute of Public Administration, published his new book: ‘The Power of Economists within t...
(Image above: The Big Leiden Presidential Breakfast, 9 november 2016. © Geerten Waling)