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Bastiaan Rijpkema

Professor of Jurispudence / Professor by Special Appointment Tolerance

Name
Prof.dr. B.R. Rijpkema
Telephone
+31 71 527 7229
E-mail
b.r.rijpkema@law.leidenuniv.nl

Bastiaan Rijpkema is a philosopher of law and lawyer. He is professor of Jurisprudence at the Institute for the Interdisciplinary study of the law (Faculty of Law), where he holds the chair Theory and Methods of Law. He is also professor by special appointment of Tolerance (Uytenbogaert-chair) at the Institute for Area Studies (Faculty of Humanities).

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Bastiaan Rijpkema is a philosopher of law and lawyer. He is professor of Jurisprudence at the Institute for the Interdisciplinary study of the law (Faculty of Law), where he holds the chair Theory and Methods of Law. He is also professor by special appointment of Tolerance (Uytenbogaert-chair) at the Institute for Area Studies (Faculty of Humanities).

His most recent books are Militant Democracy: The Limits of Democratic Tolerance (Routledge,  2018), Militant Democracy – Political Science, Law and Philosophy (co-editor, Springer, 2018) and, in Dutch, De strijd om de democratie (co-editor, Boom, 2018). For the Dutch edition of Militant Democracy he was awarded the prize for the best Dutch political book of the year in 2016, the Prinsjesboekenprijs. In 2017 he won the New Scientist Wetenschapstalentprijs 2017 (New Scientist Science Talent Prize), the prize for the most talented young researcher of the Netherlands and Flanders (Dutch-speaking Belgium). For other publications such as journal articles and book chapters, please see under ‘Publications’.

Rijpkema teaches and coordinates teaching in LLB and LLM courses on legal philosophy and methodology. He is a member of the Leiden Law School’s Research Board (together with Professor Wim Voermans) and coordinates the LLM in Legal Theory and Philosophy (in Dutch). Rijpkema is also part of the board of the Dutch Association for Legal Philosophy and an editorial board member at the Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy.

Professor of Jurispudence

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • Encyclopedie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A3.27

Contact

Professor by Special Appointment Tolerance

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • LUCSoR

Publications

  • Nieuws en Co (NPO Radio 1 - NOS/NTR) Commentaar op de actualiteit
  • NRC Handelsblad Bijdragen aan de rubriek De Meedenkers en algemene stukken
  • Diverse media Commentaar op de actualiteit
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