Beyond the Liberal Constitution: European Voices of Dissent and the Constitutional Consequences

Professor Denis Galligan, Professor Paul Craig, Henry Sardaryan, Professor Daniel Smilov, Frank Vibert
Event date
8 Dec 2016 to 9 Dec 2016
Event time
9:30 - 13:00
Wolfson College
Linton Rd
Venue details

Haldane Room

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

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.

Professor Denis Galligan will give an address to open the workshop, entitled The Post-Liberal Constitution.