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
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...
Czech Ambassador Reinišová speaks at Leiden Law School
On Thursday 16 November, the Europa Institute had the honour of receiving HE Jana Reinišová, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Netherlands. She ...
Preventing terrorism... At which cost?
Preventing terrorism before it happens seems like an idea no one would disagree to. But is it possible? How do counter-radicalisation policies look li...
Jelle van Buuren in Trouw: Selective perception around right-wing and jihadist violence US
Research has shown that terrorist attacks in the US are more often committed by right-wing extremists than by islamitic extremists. However, news abou...
Making policy with big data
Governments have increasing amounts of data at their disposal. How can big data be used in policymaking? And are governments ready to deal with all th...
‘Politicologenetmaal’ 2018: call for workshops
On Thursday 7 June and Friday 8 June 2018 the ‘Politicologenetmaal’ (‘24-hour Political Science Conference’) will take place in Leiden. The event is o...
Rutte-III coalition agreement: never has there been so little democratic renewal
The Rutte-III coalition agreement has been presented and the commentary is flooding in. Public administration experts Arco Timmermans and Gerard Breem...
(Image above: The Big Leiden Presidential Breakfast, 9 november 2016. © Geerten Waling)