09:30 to 15:30
End date
31 October 2018
Haldane Room, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm


Workshop: The Post-Populist Constitution

A workshop to further explore the themes raised in the Max Watson Annual Lecture 2018, on the constitutional consequences of recent populist movements around Europe and beyond.


The Idea of Constitution in Contemporary Democracies: Remarks on the Italian Case
Francesco BILANCIA, University of Chieti Pescara

The Legacy of the Populist Wave: An Eastern European Perspective
Daniel SMILOV, Sofia University

The US Supreme Court and the Future of Judicial Review
Paul YOWELL, Oxford University

Rashomon in East Europe: The Rule of Law Versus the People
Bogdan IANCU, University of Bucharest

Populist Constitutionalism and Meaningful Popular Engagement
Paul BLOKKER, Universita’ degli Studi di Bologna

Courts and the Popular Will
Nicholas FRIEDMAN, Oxford University

Concluding Remarks


Denis Galligan, Emeritus Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Director of Programmes, Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, Oxford

Francesco Bilancia, Professor of Constitutional Law, Università degli studi G. D'Annunzio di Chieti e Pescara

Paul Blokker, Associate Professor in Sociology, European University Institute

Nick Friedman, St Anne's College, Oxford

Alexandra Iancu, University of Bucharest

Bogdan Iancu, Associate Professor, University of Bucharest

Amir Paz-Fuchs, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex

Daniel Smilov, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, University of Sofia; Programme Director, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

Paul Yowell, Associate Professor of Law, Oxford