R. (Reijer) Passchier PhD. LL.M. LL.M.

R. (Reijer) Passchier PhD. LL.M. LL.M.

Role
Research fellow

Reijer Passchier is a Senior research fellow at the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy. He is also a Guest Lecturer and Researcher in Comparative Constitutional Law at Leiden University.

Between 2005 and 2007 Reijer was a Midshipman at the Royal Netherlands Navy and Marine Corps. Thereafter he studied Law in Leiden. He graduated in European Law in 2012. Between 2012 and 2017, Reijer was a PhD Researcher and Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University. On November 9, 2017, Reijer successfully defended his dissertation on informal constitutional change. In the Spring of 2014 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Government of the University of Texas at Austin. From January 1, 2017 until February 1, 2018, Reijer was an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University. 

Publications

Scholarly

  1. Ferrari, G. Franco, Passchier, R. and Voermans, W.J.M. (ed.) (2018, Forthcoming), ‘The Dutch Constitution beyond 200: tradition and innovation in a multilevel legal order’, The Hague: Eleven Publishers.
  2. Passchier, R. and Voermans, W. (2018, forthcoming), ‘The Dutch Constitution in comparative perspective’, in: Ferrari, G. Franco, Passchier, R. and Voermans, W.J.M. (ed.) ‘The Dutch Constitution beyond 200: tradition and innovation in a multilevel legal order’, The Hague: Eleven Publishers. (Chapter in book: peer reviewed)
  3. Passchier, R. (2018, forthcoming), ‘Formal and informal constitutional change in the Netherlands’ in: Ferrari, G. Franco, Passchier, R. and Voermans, W.J.M. (ed.) ‘The Dutch Constitution beyond 200: tradition and innovation in a multilevel legal order’, The Hague: Eleven Publishers. (Chapter in book: peer reviewed)
  4. Ferrari, G. Franco, Passchier, R. and Voermans, W.J.M (ed.) (Forthcoming, 2018) The Dutch Constitution beyond 200: tradition and innovation in a multilevel legal order, The Hague: Eleven Publishers. (edited volume: peer-reviewed)
  5. Passchier, R. (2017, forthcoming), ‘Quasi-Constitutional Change Without Intent: A Response to Richard Albert’, Buffalo Law Review 65(5). (article in Law Review)
  6. Passchier, R. (2017) ‘Informal constitutional change: constitutional change outside formal constitutional amendment procedures in comparative perspective’. (PhD thesis Leiden University).
  7. Passchier, R. (2017) ‘De ontwikkeling van het Japanse pacifisme en defensiebeleid als informele constitutionele verandering’ (‘The Japanese pacifism and national defense issue as informal constitutional change’). Tijdschrift voor constitutioneel recht, 2017(3). (article in journal)
  8. Passchier R. (2017), ‘Als Commander in Chief kan President Trump straks bijna alles’  (‘As Commander in Chief President Trump can do almost anything’, Nederlandsch Juristenblad 98(1): 7-13. (article in journal)
  9. Passchier R. & Stremler M. (2016), ‘Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments in European Union Law: Considering the Existence of Substantive Constraints on Treaty Revision’, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 5(2): 337-362. (article in journal: peer-reviewed)
  10. Voermans W.J.M., Napel H.-M.Th.D. ten & Passchier R. (2015), ‘Combining Efficiency and Transparency in Legislative Processes’, The Theory and Practice of Legislation 3(3): 279-294. (article in journal: peer-reviewed)
  11. Passchier R. (Forthcoming 2016), ‘The Constitution of the Netherlands at 200 – Adaptive Capacity and Constitutional Rigidity’, in: “The Constitution of the Netherlands at 200 – lessons learned for constitutional transitions today”,  the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Stockholm. (Book Chapter)
  12. Passchier R. (2013), ‘Transparantie in het wetgevingsproces - Internet en de mogelijkheid van een moderne volksvergadering’, B en M: tijdschrift voor beleid, politiek en maatschappij 40(4): 442-445. (article in journal)
  13. Steunenberg B., Voermans W.J.M., Napel H.M.Th.D. ten, Diamant M, Groothuis M.M., Passchier R. & Pack S. (2012), ‘Wetgevingprocessen in transitie’. In: Interdepartementale Commissie voor Constitutionele aangelegenheden en Wetgevingsbeleid, Niet overhaast , maar wel vlug.. Den Haag: Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie. (report)
  14. Napel H.M.Th.D. ten, Voermans W.J.M., Diamant M, Groothuis M.M., Steunenberg B., Passchier R. & Pack S. (2012), ‘Legislative Processes in Transition. Comparative Study of the Legislative Processes in Finland, Slovenia and the United Kingdom as a Source of Inspiration for Enhancing the Efficiency of the Dutch Legislative Process’, Leiden / The Hague: WODC / Ministry of Security and Justice. (book)
  15. Passchier R. (2010), 'Can Baudet and Visser Enlighten us on Conservatism?' [Bespreking van: Baudet, T.H.P. & M. Visser (2010) Conservatieve Vooruitgang. Amsterdam: Bert Bakker], Amsterdam Law Forum 2(3): 99-101.(article in journal: book review)

Commentary (selection)

  1. Passchier R. (2017), Rechtsstatelijke reacties op het regeerakkoord #6: Afschaffing dividendbelasting en marktglobalisering. NederlandRechtsstaat [blog entry].
  2. Passchier R. & Voermans W.J.M. (1 June 2016), ‘Going Against the Consociational Grain: The Debate on the Dutch Advisory Referendum Act and the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement Referendum’, ICONnect: ICON [blog entry].
  3. Passchier R. (17 november 2015), ‘Article Review: Reijer Passchier on Vicki Jackson’s “The (myth of un)amendability of the US Constitution and the democratic component of constitutionalism”’, I·CONnect: International Journal of Constitutional Law and ConstitutionMaking.org [blog entry].
  4. Passchier R. (7 July 2014), ‘Not a suicide pact: the transformation of Japan’s war-renouncing article 9’, Leiden Law Blog [blog entry].
  5. Passchier R. (5 July 2014), ‘Japanse grondwet is geen zelfmoordpact’, De Volkskrant, Opinie & Debat: 31.(article in newspaper)
  6. Passchier R. (10 June 2014), ‘The problem Madison did not confront’, Leiden Law Blog [blog entry].
  7. Passchier R., Napel H.M.Th.D. ten & Voermans W.J.M. (2012), ‘Efficiënt wetgeven is meer dan snel wetten maken’, Staatscourant(46): 1 & 7. (article in journal)

Other positions (2019)

  • Assistant Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University (from 1 September 2019)