Monthly Archives: June 2018

Nieuwsbericht ‘Hans-Martien ten Napel doceert Advanced Course over de Federalist Papers in VS’

“Van 19-22 juni jl. nam Hans-Martien ten Napel, universitair hoofddocent Staats- en bestuursrecht, deel aan Acton University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Acton University, dat jaarlijks wordt georganiseerd door het Acton Institute, is ‘a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society’. Er komen meer dan 1.000 cursisten op af uit de hele wereld en uit diverse sectoren van het maatschappelijke leven.

Ten Napel doceerde aan Acton University een ‘advanced course’ over ‘The Relevance of the Federalist Papers Today’. Deze lezing was o.m. gebaseerd op een bijdrage die hij leverde aan de onlangs verschenen bundel De Federalist Papers. Bakermat van het moderne constitutionalisme (Damon, 2018). De bundel is de eerste Nederlandstalige inleiding tot wat wel is genoemd ‘the most important book in political science ever written in the United States’, ‘a basic source of constitutional law’ en ‘a great classic of political theory’.”

Bron: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/nieuws/2018/06/hans-martien-ten-napel-doceert-advanced-course-over-de-federalist-papers-in-vs.

Zie ook:

Advanced Course on ‘The Relevance of the Federalist Papers Today’

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (I)

 

Review of book on ‘Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human’

UPDATE: see also this press release in Dutch:

https://geloofindemocratie.nl/2018/07/04/boekrecensie-constitutionalism-democracy-and-religious-freedom-to-be-fully-human-2017/

Very grateful to Robert Joustra for taking the time to write this review of my book for the Review of Faith & International Affairs – worth the read also because of the other literature he references along the way and the difficult questions it raises:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15570274.2018.1469823?journalCode=rfia20

‘The Review of Faith & International Affairs is published out of the Center on Faith & International Affairs (CFIA) at the Institute for Global Engagement.’

See also:

Press Release: ‘Hans-Martien ten Napel has book published “Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human”’

Interview on project on ‘Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom’

Law and Religious Freedom Book Panel at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, Friday, November 17 at 4 PM – 6 PM EST

 

Call for Papers, Panel on Public Theology and its potential for Law and Religion scholarship

UPDATE: see for the call:

I am currently putting together a panel for the 2018 conference of the European Academy of Religion on the question of what, if anything, law and religion scholarship can learn from public theology works such as James K.A. Smith’s Awaiting the King. Anyone interested in joining the panel, please let me know. The draft description of the panel reads as follows:

This panel considers James K.A. Smith’s Cultural Liturgies (Desiring the King, Imagining the King, Awaiting the King) and discusses the potential for scholars in Law and Religion to engage with his public theology along the lines of the legal-theological approach as recently suggested by Stefanus Hendrianto in the journal Law and Method. The panel examines Smith’s reservations concerning natural law doctrine as can be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, among other traditions. It explores the potential to use perspectives from Smith’s public theology – in connection with other Christians thinkers such as Augustine – as a legal-theoretical alternative to ideas advanced by Ronald Dworkin and Jürgen Habermas. It will further consider the relevance of Smith’s work in the more general context of public administration. The organizers welcome paper proposals engaging other public theologies than Smith’s, as long as the focus remains on their potential for law and religion scholarship.

For information on the conference, see: https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/general-information

See also:

Panel Chair and Presenter, First Annual Conference, European Academy of Religion, Bologna, 5-8 March, 2018

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 5-8, 2018

Law and Religious Freedom Book Panel at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, Friday, November 17, 2017, 4 PM – 6 PM EST (II)

 

Advanced Course on ‘The Relevance of the Federalist Papers Today’

In 2015, renowned progressive legal scholar Sanford Levinson published a book, entitled An Argument Open to All. Reading the Federalist in the 21st Century. In this lecture, we will look at some of Levinson’s findings regarding ‘the most important work in political science ever written in the United States’, and also ask ourselves the question: where does he go wrong?

I will be teaching the course as part of Acton University 2018, 19-22 June, Grand Rapids, MI.

Acton University is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate philosophy, theology, business, development – with sound, market based, economics.’

For more information, see: http://university.acton.org/course/relevance-federalist-papers-today

See also:

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (I)

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

Bijdrage aan bundel De Federalist Papers. Bakermat van het moderne constitutionalisme (2018)

 

Bijdrage aan bundel De Federalist Papers. Bakermat van het moderne constitutionalisme (2018)

‘De Federalist Papers worden zeer geprezen door vele presidenten van de V.S., waaronder Washington, Jefferson en Theodore Roosevelt. Het Amerikaanse Hooggerechtshof citeert er tot op de dag van vandaag regelmatig uit als maatgevend voor de uitleg van de Constitutie. En politiek historicus Clinton Rossiter noemt ze ‘the most important work in political science that has ever been written, or is likely ever to be written, in the United States.’ Een werk dat volgens Tocqueville, de auteur van hét standaardwerk over democratie, ‘overal ter wereld gelezen zou moeten worden door wie in politiek en recht is geïnteresseerd’. In deze bundel worden de Federalist Papers, voor het eerst in de geschiedenis van de Lage Landen, voor een Nederlandstalig publiek ingeleid en becommentarieerd.’

Bron: https://www.damon.nl/book/de-federalist-papers#product_description.

Op deze plaats kan ook worden doorgeklikt naar de inhoudsopgave en de inleiding van de buindel.

Mijn eigen bijdrage aan de bundel, die onder redactie staat van Paul de Hert, Andreas Kinneging en Gerard Versluis, is getiteld: ‘Think for yourselves? N.a.v. Sanford Levinson, An Argument Open to All. Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century (2015)’.

Een niet-definitieve versie versier van deze bijdrage, zonder notenapparaat, valt te lezen in een eerdere reeks posten op dit blog:

Bijdrage t.b.v. symposium The Federalist Papers (VI, slot): Levinson, de bloedverwant

Zie voorts:

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Symposium The Federalist Papers, Brussel, 20 april 2017

Participant, ‘Great Transformations: Political Science and the Big Questions of Our Time’, 2016 APSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 1-4