Patricia Popelier is full professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Antwerp and director of the research group of Government and Law. She is also senior research fellow at the University of Kent, Centre for Federal Studies. Her main research topics are federalism and multilevel governance, constitutional review, legislative studies, and issues of legitimacy and legal certainty. She is the author of more than 300 publications in the field of public law, including the monograph 'Dynamic Federalism. A New Theory for Cohesion and Regional Autonomy'. She has interest and experience in applying different qualitative and quantitative methods.

Areas of Expertise: 

  • National, European, and Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Federalism and Multilevel Governance 
  • Legislative Studies 
  • Constitutional Principles
  • Trust

Selected Publications: 

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Selected Projects

  • 2022 - 2025 - Legitimate crisis management and multilevel governance (LEGITIMULT).
  • 2022 - 2024 - Burundi WRAP (Women's Rights Awareness and Protection).
  • 2020 - 2025 - Trust and distrust in multi-level governance: causes, dynamics, and effects (GOVTRUST).

ORCID: 0000-0001-7419-8775