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Hans-Martien ten Napel

Dr. H.M.Th.D. ten Napel, Associate Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Institute for Public Law, Section of Constitutional and Administrative Law
Hans-Martien ten Napel

Hans-Martien ten Napel is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law. Before his transfer to the Law Faculty, he taught at the Department of Political Science, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the  Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

In 2013 a proposal he co-authored, entitled ‘Religion Renegotiated: Faith-Based Organizations and the State in the Netherlands Since the 1960s', was granted a major subsidy by the Dutch Association for Scientific Research. In 2014 he was awarded a Research Fellowship in Legal Studies at the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) in Princeton, NJ, which enabled him to be in full-time residence at CTI for the academic year 2014-2015.

Since 2015, he is a member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Religie, Recht en Beleid (Journal for Religion, Law and Policy). His latest book, entitled Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (Routledge) is available for pre-order.

Key publications

  • The Powers That Be. Rethinking the Separation of Powers. A Leiden Response to Möllers. (2015) Napel H.M.T.D. ten & Voermans W.J.M. (Eds.).
  • ‘Combining Efficiency and Transpararency in Legislative Processes’, in: The Theory and Practice of Legislation, III, nr. 3, 279-294 (2015) Napel, H.M.Th.D. ten, W.J.M. Voermans, R. Passchier
  • Regulating Political Parties. European Democracies in Comparative Perspective (2014) Napel H.M.T.D. ten & Biezen I.C. van (Eds.).
  • ‘Joseph H.H. Weiler’s Approach to the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union. Is There a Message for Neo-Calvinists?’, Journal of Markets and Morality, XVII, nr. 1, 125-141. (2014) Napel, H.M.Th.D., ten
  • ‘The State, Civil Society and Religious Freedom’, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 2(2): 354-370. (2013) Van den Brink J. & Napel H.M.T.D. ten