Bastiaan Rijpkema

I'm a PhD-Candidate at the department of Jurisprudence, Leiden University.

I am writing a dissertation on the relationship between democracy and the rule of law. My main research interests lie within the field of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy, more specifically: problems in sovereignty, state authority, democracy and theories of judicial interpretation.

Some of my work is available via academia.edu (see link below).

The painting is by Anton Mauve, The Return of The Flock (c. 1886-1887). An underrated painter who - I admit - painted a bit to much sheep. This painting is - nevertheless - a beauty.