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Joel Colón-Riós, Weak Constitutionalism: Democratic legitimacy and the question of constituent power (London: Routledge, 2012)

–Reviewed by Zoran Oklopcic, Assistant Professor, Carleton University  With the demise of communism in the late 1980s, liberal-democratic constitutionalism emerged as an almost pleonastic set of ideas about how to structure the political life of a territorial polity. Present-day challenges to the idea of constitutionalism cluster around its suitability to be translated into different political

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Published on October 15, 2012
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A Reply to Professor Zoran Oklopcic

—Joel Colón-Ríos, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington I am deeply grateful for Zoran Oklopcic’s thoughtful and challenging review of Weak Constitutionalism. In this short note, my objective will be to respond to what I think are Oklopcic’s three main critiques about the argument presented in the book, namely: (1) that the desirability of weak

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Published on October 15, 2012
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Pakistan Supreme Court proceedings against former President Zardari; Philippines Supreme Court and cyberspeech

–David Law, Washington University, St. Louis A couple of constitutional court news items … — The Pakistan Supreme Court and government of Pakistan appear to be finally moving toward resolution of the Court’s efforts to quash the amnesty granted to former President Zardari and others.  The Court is attempting to clear the way for Swiss

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Published on October 10, 2012
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Fatherland, Socialism or Death

–Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez Yesterday a new article of mine came out in Foreign Policy on some of the possible contingencies  for the upcoming Venezuelan Elections. An earlier version of the piece, which the FP editors felt may be a bit too legalistic and technical for their purposes, was just the sort of thing which I suspect

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I·CON 10 Issue 3: Editorial

Announcing ICONnect and a major change in the masthead When I took over I.CON some three years ago, one of the changes I announced in its orientation would be to expand the intellectual and academic reach of I.CON to include all spheres of public law—given the blurring of lines between the Constitutional, the Administrative, and

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Published on October 1, 2012
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