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Suzanne Bloks

Mathematician, Lawyer and Philosopher

PhD Candidate

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

 

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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 focusses on constitutional design choices with a particular interest in the design of democratic decision-making systems, such as parliamentary systems (incl. seat apportionment in parliament and districting/gerry-mandering), referendums, deliberative democracy and liquid democracy. My research approach is characterised by an integration of methods and knowledge from Computational Social Choice Theory, Constitutional Law and EU Law, and Political Theory.

Currently, I hold a PhD position 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).

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Publications


Computational Social Choice Theory

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

Constitutional Law and Democratic Theory

  • 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.

EU Law

  • 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.

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