Dr Julian Scholtes

  • Lecturer in Public Law (School of Law)

Biography

I joined the Law School as a Lecturer in Public Law in Fall 2022. Before that, I was a Lecturer in EU and Public Law at Newcastle University (2021-2022) and a PhD Researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2017-2022). I have obtained an LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Edinburgh (2016) and completed my undergraduate studies in Maastricht (NL) and Ankara (Turkey).

Research interests

My research interests lie primarily in the areas of comparative constitutional law, EU constitutional law, and constitutional theory. I am particularly interested in the ways in which European constitutionalism in increasingly challenged, shaped, and irritated by the rise of 'populist' and 'illiberal' constitutional agendas and imaginaries. My doctoral research dealt with the abuse of constitutional identity arguments in the European legal order and the terms of engagement between illiberal constitutional discourse and the 'constitutional pluralism' that characterises the European constitutional space. My dissertation was awarded the European University Institute's 2023 Mauro Cappelletti Prize. A monograph based on the dissertation, titled The Abuse of Constitutional Identity in the European Union, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2023.

Beyond constitutional identity, my research interests have increasingly included the juridification of values in the European legal order as well as the discursive construction of a form of "European constitutionalism". I am particularly interested in how the legacies of democratic transition in Central and Eastern Europe continue to define and shape our ideas of European constitutionalism more generally.

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2023

Scholtes, J. (2023) The Abuse of Constitutional Identity in the European Union. Series: Oxford studies in European law. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198883173

Sahadžić, M., Kos, M., Kukavica, J., Gašperin Wischhoff, J. and Scholtes, J. (Eds.) (2023) Accommodating Diversity in Multilevel Constitutional Orders: Legal Mechanisms of Divergence and Convergence. Routledge. ISBN 9781032409801 (In Press)

Scholtes, J. (2023) Constitutionalising the end of history? Pitfalls of a non-regression principle for Article 2 TEU. European Constitutional Law Review, 19(1), pp. 59-87. (doi: 10.1017/S1574019622000451)

2022

Scholtes, J. (2022) Giuseppe Martinico, Filtering Populist Claims to Fight Populism: The Italian Case in Comparative Perspective (CUP 2021). Review of Democracy, 12 Apr. [Book Review]

Scholtes, J. (2022) Populism and the crisis of constitutional pluralism. In: Krygier, M., Czarnota, A. and Sadurski, W. (eds.) Anti-Constitutional Populism. Series: Cambridge studies in law and society. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 401-433. ISBN 9781316516164 (doi: 10.1017/9781009031103.016)

2021

Scholtes, J. (2021) Abusing constitutional identity. German Law Journal, 22(4), pp. 534-556. (doi: 10.1017/glj.2021.21)

2019

Scholtes, J. (2019) The complacency of legality: constitutionalist vulnerabilities to populist constituent power. German Law Journal, 20(3), pp. 351-361. (doi: 10.1017/glj.2019.26)

2018

Scholtes, J. (2018) The Constitution of Freedom. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 16(3), pp. 1033-1035. (doi: 10.1093/icon/moy082)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Sat Apr 13 16:45:34 2024 BST.
Number of items: 8.

Articles

Scholtes, J. (2023) Constitutionalising the end of history? Pitfalls of a non-regression principle for Article 2 TEU. European Constitutional Law Review, 19(1), pp. 59-87. (doi: 10.1017/S1574019622000451)

Scholtes, J. (2021) Abusing constitutional identity. German Law Journal, 22(4), pp. 534-556. (doi: 10.1017/glj.2021.21)

Scholtes, J. (2019) The complacency of legality: constitutionalist vulnerabilities to populist constituent power. German Law Journal, 20(3), pp. 351-361. (doi: 10.1017/glj.2019.26)

Books

Scholtes, J. (2023) The Abuse of Constitutional Identity in the European Union. Series: Oxford studies in European law. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198883173

Book Sections

Scholtes, J. (2022) Populism and the crisis of constitutional pluralism. In: Krygier, M., Czarnota, A. and Sadurski, W. (eds.) Anti-Constitutional Populism. Series: Cambridge studies in law and society. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 401-433. ISBN 9781316516164 (doi: 10.1017/9781009031103.016)

Book Reviews

Scholtes, J. (2022) Giuseppe Martinico, Filtering Populist Claims to Fight Populism: The Italian Case in Comparative Perspective (CUP 2021). Review of Democracy, 12 Apr. [Book Review]

Scholtes, J. (2018) The Constitution of Freedom. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 16(3), pp. 1033-1035. (doi: 10.1093/icon/moy082)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Sahadžić, M., Kos, M., Kukavica, J., Gašperin Wischhoff, J. and Scholtes, J. (Eds.) (2023) Accommodating Diversity in Multilevel Constitutional Orders: Legal Mechanisms of Divergence and Convergence. Routledge. ISBN 9781032409801 (In Press)

This list was generated on Sat Apr 13 16:45:34 2024 BST.

Supervision

Teaching

Constitutional Law

Law and Government

Constitutionalism in the European Union