Patricia Popelier is full professor at the law faculty of the University of Antwerp and director of the research group of government and law.
Her main research topics are federalism and multilevel governance, constitutional review, legislative studies, and issues of legitimacy and legal certainty. She is co-promoter of the interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence TRUSTGOV and was co-promoter of the former Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence ACTORE.
She is the author of more than 300 publications in the field of Belgian, European and comparative constitutional law. She is the vice-president of the International Association of Legislation (IAL) and president of the Flemish Interuniversity Center of Legislation (ICW), convenor of the standing research group on subnational constitutions in federal and quasi-federal systems of the International Association of Constitutional Law, member of the scientific committee of EURAC - Institute for Federalism (Bolzano), of the scientific committee of the Sofia Legal Science Network (SLSN) and of the scientific committee of the Ossevatorio AIR (Rome), and member of several journal editorial boards, including the journal Theory and Practice of Legislation (TPLeg).
See now my recent publication: P. Popelier and S. Bielen, 'How Courts Decide Federalism Disputes: Legal Merit, Attitudinal Effects, and Strategic Considerations in the Jurisprudence of the Belgian Constitutional Court', Publius: Journal of Federalism 2018.