The people are angry and want change. Across Europe, the United States, and elsewhere, the people, or more accurately, segments of the People, are demonstrating their discontent and disenchantment with some of the ideas and institutions at the foundations of contemporary Western societies.
Whether it be a growing intolerance of difference and the revival of nationalist sentiments, disaffection with the institutions of government and demands for more direct forms of democracy, or fears over national security and the emergence of populist, charismatic leaders, such illiberal trends have gained significant traction in recent years.
In this workshop, a roundtable of experts from around Europe and the US will debate the issues, and assess the implications of these rising currents for national constitutions and that of the European Union.
To end the first day of the workshop, Professor Denis Galligan will give a Keynote Lecture at 5.30pm on Thursday 8th December, entitled The Constitution in Crisis 2016.
Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford
John W Adams, Chairman, FLJS and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University
David S Bell, Emeritus Professor of French Government and Politics, University of Leeds
Paul Craig, Professor in English Law, Oxford
Bill Kissane, Associate Professor in Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science
Mikołaj Pietrzak, Partner at Pietrzak Sidor & Wspólnicy, Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers
Henry Sardaryan, Deputy Director, International Institute of Administration, MGIMO-University under the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Daniel Smilov, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, University of Sofia, and Programme Director, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia
Gábor Attila Tóth, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Budapest and Debrecen
Frank Vibert, Senior Visiting Fellow, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science
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