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
‘Belief in the end of time slowed down modernisation’
In the nineteenth century many Dutch people believed in the end of time and the coming of God's thousand-year reign. This belief effectively slowed do...
Cynthia van Vonno shortlisted for ECPR PhD prize
Political scientist Cynthia van Vonno’s (Leiden University) 2016 dissertation has been shortlisted for the European Consortium for Political Research ...
Three things the EU must do to survive
“The union’s 60th birthday is not a moment for gifts and cake, but for reinvention around three new strategic idea. (…) The new Europe must protect, i...
‘International isolation is not an option’
Security in the broadest sense of the word was the key focus in the Interfaculty Conference on 4 April in Leiden. With almost 200 attendees and such w...
Prestigious Journal of European Public Policy selects Leiden-based research for Special Issue
The Journal of European Public Policy has dedicated this year’s Special Issue to the theme of European Union Enlargement and Integration Capacity, on ...
Book presentation Edwin Bakker and Peter Grol: 'Dutch Jihadists'
Peter Grol and Edwin Bakker, professor of Terrorism and Counterterrorism at the University, presented their book ‘Dutch Jihadists’ for a large audienc...
King visits The Hague Security Delta and the Cyber Security Academy
On 23 March 2017, his Majesty King Willem-Alexander visited The Hague Security Delta: a network in which businesses, knowledge institutions and govern...
International students as election observers in Leiden
Twenty-five young people from all over Europe have come to the Netherlands in the week of the Dutch election to act as election observers. They will l...
(Image above: The Big Leiden Presidential Breakfast, 9 november 2016. © Geerten Waling)