Jan Komárek (ed): EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONAL IMAGINARIES: Between ideology and utopia

We are extremely pleased to announce that the OUP accepted our first book resulting from the conference and a series of workshops for publication! The book should be published (open access) in 2022. You can find the draft table of contents here (pdf) and the  introduction here (pdf).

Jan Komárek: “Freedom and Power of European Constitutional Scholarship”

What is it that European constitutional scholars are, and should be, pursuing? The noble answer would be: knowledge, as all scholars do. However, they do much more, undoubtedly because of the nature of their discipline. Lawyers have always been close to power. This has consequences for the way they conduct their…

Michael A. Wilkinson: “Authoritarian Liberalism and the Transformation of Modern Europe: Introduction”

This paper is the introductory chapter to Authoritarian Liberalism and the Transformation of Modern Europe (OUP 2021). The book recounts the transformation of Europe from the interwar era until the euro crisis, using the tools of constitutional analysis and critical theory. Interwar liberalism, rocked by mass politics and social inequality,…