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Towards Illiberal Constitutionalism in East Central Europe: Historical Analysis in Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

This project investigates the rise of illiberal concepts and practices in Central and Eastern Europe from the ambiguities of the liberal order. It aims to demonstrate why and how this experience is relevant to the current populist challenge to the constitutional foundations of liberal democracy in Europe and around the world.

Projects

„The project
investigates the rise of
illiberal concepts and
practices in Central
and Eastern Europe
from the ambiguities of the liberal order“

02/12/2022
Revisiting the Dark Legacies of Illiberalism: Varieties of Constitutionalism and Legal-Political Practices in Post-Authoritarian Europe

Until recently, the model of “constitutional tolerance” that allowed for a plurality of constitutional traditions within EU was understood as a strength. Not anymore. The constitutional transformation of Hungary and Poland towards authoritarian regimes in recent years has undermined the belief that despite the plurality there is a constitutional core shared by all member states…

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30/09/2022
Project Workshop, University of Warsaw

On 30 September 2022, the team of the „Towards Illiberal Constitutionalism in East Central Europe: Historical Analysis in Comparative and Transnational Perspectives“ project held a closed workshop in Warsaw, at the site of one of the project partners: the Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw. At the workshop, the team members presented their…

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06/10/2022
Conference Report: Constitutional Imaginaries in Europe, University of Copenhagen

October 6-7, 2022 Michal Kopeček and Matěj Slavík of the Prague team attended a conference held at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law between 6th and 7th of October. Titled Constitutional Imaginaries in Europe, the conference gathered a group of European scholars mostly composed of constitutional lawyers who tried to explore how Europe is…

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