This volume is now available through open access here: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=642718;keyword=regulating.
‘Regulating Political Parties provides a novel and valuable contribution to the existing literature on political parties by discussing the various dimensions of party law and regulation, in Europe and other regions of the world. To what extent are political parties legitimate objects of state regulation? What are the dilemmas of regulating political finance? To what extent are parties accorded a formal constitutional status? What are the consequences of legal bans on political parties? How do legal arrangements affect parties representing ethnic minorities? These and related questions are discussed and examined from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. By bringing together international experts from the disciplines of law and political science, this volume thus addresses from an interdisciplinary and comparative point of view what has long been a notable lacuna in the study of political parties.’
The volume includes a chapter I co-authored with Jaco van den Brink, entitled ‘The SGP Case: Did it Really (Re)Launch the Debate on Party Regulation in the Netherlands?
Co-editor and co-author, Regulating Political Parties. European Democracies in Comparative Perspective (2014)
Affiliated Member, Center for the Study of Political Parties and Representation (CSPPR)
Artikel ‘Klein verschil, grote gevolgen. Het arrest van de Hoge Raad in de SGP-zaak nader geduid’, in Wapenveld (2010)
Honored to be serving on the International Academic Advisory Board of this exciting new Program.
‘The need for a global program to identify and educate the rising generation of scholars and leaders in the field of law and religion: Legal restrictions on religious individuals and groups remain high or very high in many countries of the world, and these official obstacles are often combined with social hostilities regarding religion that are increasing around the world. Sometimes these problems rise to the level of persecution of religious minorities, or even genocide, but more frequent are problems that arise from discrimination, social marginalization, and the ordinary problems of lawmaking, enforcement, adjudication, and regulation.’
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Redactioneel ‘Religie en de rule of law’
Paper Presentation during Journal of Law, Religion & State International Conference on ‘The Rule of Law – Religious Perspectives’, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 20-22 November 2016
International Conference on “The Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics in Transition”
Posted in Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?
Tagged adjudication, discrimination, enforcement, genocide, lawmaking, marginalization, Oxford University, persecution, regulation, religion, religious minorities, rule of law
‘At the beginning of the twentieth century, famed theologian Abraham Kuyper toured the Mediterranean world and encountered Islam for the first time.
Part travelogue, part cultural critique, On Islam presents a European imperialist seeing firsthand the damage colonialism had caused and the value of a religion he had never truly understood. Here, Kuyper’s doctrine of common grace shines as he displays a nuanced and respectful understanding of the Muslim world. Though an ardent Calvinist, Kuyper still knew that God’s grace is expressed to unbelievers. Kuyper saw Islam as a culture and religion with much to offer the West, but also as a threat to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here he expresses a balanced view of early twentieth-century Islam that demands attention from the majority world today as well. Essays by prominent scholars bookend the volume, showing the relevance of these teachings in our time.’
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Abraham Kuyper’s conviction that religion constitutes the ‘marrow’ of each culture, motivated him to pay frequent attention to the role of Islam, among other things, in the different countries he visited on his journey around the Mediterranean Sea. Similarly, comparative scholars of law and religion should be willing also to investigate the way transcendent perspectives have potentially shaped, and in many cases may well continue to influence, the particular legal systems they study. Public theology of the kind contained in this book can inspire and inform them on their way.
Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Abraham Kuyper’s Perspective on Islam
Article ‘Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller’
Lemma on the Kuyper cabinet (1901-1905)
Posted in Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?
Tagged abraham kuyper, Calvinist, colonialism, islam, law and religion, Muslim world, public theology, religion