Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Politics and Politicide in the European Union: Dealing with Sovereignty in a Time of Constitutional Change

Jan Willem Rossem, Utrecht University

17June2014 13:00 - 14:00


Over the past years, the European Union has been engulfed in a process of momentous constitutional change. A central notion in this process is the concept of sovereignty. In this talk, we will analyse how this age-old concept is directing constitutional change in the Europe of today. The resulting picture is riddled by paradoxes. Nonetheless it also shows how vibrant sovereignty still is as a constitutional concept.

The speaker

Jan Willem van Rossem is Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at Utrecht University. On 5 June, he will defend his PhD-thesis on the subject of sovereignty in relation to the process of European integration at the University of Groningen. 


Attendance is free of charge. For organizational reasons, please sign up for the meeting by sending an email to Angela Moisl,

Faculty of Law, A 1.01

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