The upcoming Political Legitimacy Research Seminar deals with the question of Political Legitimacy and the Media. In particular, our two speakers will ask how people will inform themselves when there are doubts concerning the legitimacy of newspapers, radio, tv and websites.
Affiliates of the research profile area are kindly invited to the conference ‘The Ideal Parliament’ 31 May – 1 June 2013 in The Hague.
During the next research seminar on Monday 15 April Anne Rasmussen and Jerfi Uzman will present their research on Legitimacy in European Interest Representation and Human Rights.
The commercial media in China are more likely to promote the stability of the regime than to undermine it. Political scientist Daniela Stockmann analyses in her new book, Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China why this is the case. ‘Many journalists do not want a disrupted society.’
The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Dr. Jet Bussemaker, has given te opening address to the conference 'Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation' in Leiden. Her speech discussed practical experiences with the paradox of regulations: rules are necessary for a legitimate government, but quite often also impede its authority. The full text of the Minister's speech and the subsequent introduction of the conference theme by Prof. Ruud Koole can be found below.
The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, dr. Jet Bussemaker, will open the conference 'Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation' in the Academy Building. The theme of the conference refers to the increasing impact of regulation on the legitimacy of politics and government. The two-day conference is organised by the Political Legitimacy Research Profile Area of Leiden University.
The Leiden University Research Profile Area 'Political Legitimacy: Institutions and Identities' kindly invites all Leiden scholars and others who are interested to attend the opening ceremony of the international conference ‘Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation’ on Wednesday 23 January .
Bruno Verbeek and Peter Hoppenbrouwers will present their research in the field of political legitimacy during the 17 December research seminar. All are invited to their inspiring talks, which will start at 15h15.
On 26 September 2012 the Political Legitimacy Research Profile Area together with the WRR organised a workshop that brought together practitioners in the public sphere and academics. A short report in Dutch can be found here.
The research group Eurasian Empires and Contactgroep 1300-1700 organize a lecture by professor Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger. The lecture takes place on 22 October 2012 and is titled 'Rituals of Consensus? Assemblies of Estates in Early Modern Europe'.
The upcoming research seminar focuses on the Dutch coalition formation process. How should we evaluate this practice from the perspective of political legitimacy? Prof.dr. Wim Voermans (Public Law) and dr. Huib Pellikaan (Political Science) will provide short introductions.
The registration for the Workshop ‘Legitimacy Under Attack’ is now open. All staff members of the affiliated institutes are welcome to participate in the two-day- workshop that will take place on October 25-26.
The Leiden research profile area on Political Legitimacy invites paper proposals for the international conference ‘Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation’. The conference is open to scholars from history, law, politics, public administration, political philosophy and international relations. It will take place on Wednesday 23 (evening only), Thursday 24 and Friday 25 January 2013 in Leiden, the Netherlands. Prospective paper-givers can apply to one of the eight workshops.
The Leiden research profile area on Political Legitimacy invites applications for the international workshop ‘Legitimacy Under Attack: Coping with challenges to state sovereignty and institutional governance in Latin America and the Caribbean’. We invite prospective participants to submit an abstract on a theme related to this subject.
Practitioners and academic researchers are invited to a Practitioiners’ workshop on Legitimacy and Public Support taking place on 26 September 2012. The research profile area Political Legitimacy collaborates with the Scientific Council for Government Policy to organize this meeting.
The next meeting of the quarterly Political Legitimacy research seminar will take place on Monday 14 May between 15.15 and 17.00 hours. Talks will be given by Joop van den Berg and Cynthia van Vonno.
The Leiden research profile area on Political Legitimacy invites workshop proposals for the international conference ‘Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation’. The central question is whether the increase of regulations has helped or hindered the legitimacy of political systems, including modern democracies.
In order to bring together researchers in the field of Political Legitimacy, the Research Profile Area Political Legitimacy: Institutions and Identities has initiated a new scheme of small Workshop Grants. These will help researchers to organize meetings in the field of Political Legitimacy.
The next meeting of the quarterly Political Legitimacy research seminar will take place on Monday 27 February between 15.15 and 17.00 hours. We are delighted René Torenvlied and Maartje Janse will give a talk on their research.
On Friday 18 November, the profile area organized a research workshop titled ‘Observing Political Legitimacy’. More than thirty researchers from the institutes of History, Law, Political Science and Public Administration discussed twelve papers dealing with the questions what political legitimacy is and how to study it. This resulted in considerable inter-disciplinary discussion on questions such as whether authoritarian regimes can be legitimate and to what extent political parties require legitimation.