Martin Krygier on Institutionalizing and Deinstitutionalizing the Rule of Law

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People who are concerned about the rule of law – who suffer from the lack of it, and dream of a society where it matters – are not primarily interested in the bits and pieces that lawyers concoct to do something.

They are interested in the something.

Martin Krygier

The Review of Democracy (RevDem), a project of the Central European University Democracy Institute (Budapest, Hungary), is host to a series of interviews and articles on ‘the history of ideas’.

The series ‘concentrates on the theories of (re/de) democratization, on the relationship between democracy and liberalism which is at the heart of the current populist crisis of democracy, as well as on the debates surrounding the notion of citizenship.’

For the series, Alexander Lazovic (European University Institute Department of Law) recently interviewed one of our project’s co-leaders, Martin Krygier, on the topic of Institutionalizing and Deinstitutionalizing the Rule of Law.

Noting Martin as ‘one of the very early proponents of the idea that the rule of law is not merely a laundry list to be ticked off but should rather be seen teleologically’, in conversation with Martin Alexander explored several rule of law themes in relation to current discussions of populism.

Visit RevDem to listen to the recording or read the transcript of the interview.