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Suzanne Bloks

Mathematician, Lawyer and Philosopher

Research Assistant

Computational Social Choice Group
Institute for Logic, Language & Computation
University of Amsterdam

 

News


Recently Published: Bloks, S.A. (2019). Are Referendums and Parliamentary Elections Reconcilable? The Implications of Three Voting Paradoxes. Moral Philosophy and Politics, 6(2), 'Towards Foolproof Democracy. Improving Public Debate and Political Decision-Making.' [Special Issue], 281-311.

Recently Published: Bloks, S.A. (2019). The Regulation of Trans Fats in Food Products in the US and the EU. Utrecht Law Review , 15(3), 'Unhealthy, (un)lawful?' [Special Issue], 57-77.

About me


I'm a Mathematician, Lawyer and Philosopher.

My research is characterised by an integration of methods, perspectives, concepts and theories from Computational social choice, Constitutional law and EU law, and Political theory. This may seem an eclectic range of research areas but working at the intersections often leads to new insights. I am particularly interested in integrating these research areas to advance our understanding of the design of democratic decision-making systems, such as electoral design (e.g. seat apportionment in parliament and districting/gerry-mandering) and democratic innovations (e.g. referendums, deliberative democracy and liquid democracy). Furthermore, I am fascinated by topics related to the European Union institutions and its legal order.

Currently, I am a research assistant in the research group of Ulle Endriss at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam (funding: NWO Vici Project on Collective Information).

Bio


Publications


Democratic Innovations

Referendums

  • Bloks, S.A. (2019). Are Referendums and Parliamentary Elections Reconcilable? The Implications of Three Voting Paradoxes. Moral Philosophy and Politics, 6(2), 'Towards Foolproof Democracy. Improving Public Debate and Political Decision-Making.' [Special Issue], 281-311.

European Union

  • Bloks, S.A. (2019). The Regulation of Trans Fats in Food Products in the US and the EU. Utrecht Law Review , 15(3), 'Unhealthy, (un)lawful?' [Special Issue], 57-77.
  • Bloks, S.A. (2018). 'The Impact on Sovereignty. Assessing an Essentially Contested Concept.’ In S. Hardt, A.W. Heringa, A. Waltermann (eds.), Bevrijdende en Begrenzende Soevereiniteit (pp.51-72). The Hague: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.

Others

  • Bloks, S.A. (2018). Master thesis - Condorcet Winning Sets,

Teaching


Talks