Are Citizenship Regimes Totalitarian? @ WZB, Room A300
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Are Citizenship Regimes Totalitarian? 

Is citizenship really about liberalism, equality, and justice for all, or in fact about hypocrisy, domination, and chauvinism? Please join us to discuss how dark is “the dark side of citizenship”.

Presenter: Dimitry Kochenov (University of Groningen)


Christian Joppke (University of Bern)

Ruud Koopmans (WZB Berlin)

Yasemin Soysal (University of Essex)

Chair: Ashley Mantha-Hollands (WZB Berlin)

Opening remarks from Liav Orgad (WZB Berlin, EUI, IDC Herzliya)

The Populist Challenge to Constitutional Citizenship @ WZB, Room B002
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Presentation by Jo Shaw, Professor at Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh, and holder of the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions

This lecture addresses the relationship between constitutional citizenship and the rise of populism. Is populism leading to the erosion of modern citizenship as an ideal of equality? The claim is that many populist politicians make extensive use of constitutional amendment processes to reinforce their sense of identity with the people.

The lecture is part of a forthcoming book, ‘The people’ in question: exploring the tensions between citizenship and constitutions (forthcoming, May 2020). Please join us to discuss one of the greatest legal challenges of our time.

Chair: Ashley Mantha-Hollands