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Bastiaan Rijpkema

Associate Professor / Professor by Special Appointment Tolerance

Prof.dr. B.R. Rijpkema
+31 71 527 7229

Bastiaan Rijpkema is Professor by special appointment of Tolerance at the Institute for Area Studies (Faculty of Humanities) and Associate Professor of Jurisprudence at the Department of Jurisprudence (Faculty of Law).

More information about Bastiaan Rijpkema

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.

Associate Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • Encyclopedie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A 3.31


Professor by Special Appointment Tolerance

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

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 1
2311 BZ Leiden



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