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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

—Mohamed Abdelaal, Alexandria University (Egypt) In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for

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Published on September 29, 2014
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Call for Papers–Workshop on Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Milan

The University of Milan Department of National and Supranational Law in collaboration with The Younger Comparativists Committee  of the American Society of Comparative Law request submissions for Workshop on Comparative Constitutional Law University of Milan Milan, Italy Monday, May 4, 2015 10h00-16h00 The University of Milan’s Department of National and Supranational Public Law and the

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Published on September 28, 2014
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‘And the Winner is… the Referendum’: Scottish Independence and the Deliberative Participation of Citizens

—Stephen Tierney, University of Edinburgh* Only 45% of Scots said yes to independent statehood, but a massive majority said yes to direct democracy. The turnout of 84.65% was the highest for any UK electoral event since the introduction of universal suffrage, significantly trumping the 65.1% who voted in the 2010 UK general election and the

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Published on September 26, 2014
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If Scotland Had Voted Yes…

—Nick Barber, Trinity College, Oxford [Cross-posted from UK Con Law Blog] This is a copy of a blog post that was, in the event, not needed. My colleagues have told me that my writing has a calming, if not soporific, quality, and I thought that I should use this skill to good effect by preparing

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Published on September 24, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

—Rohan Alva, Jindal Global Law School In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments

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Published on September 22, 2014
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Video Interview: Colombian Constitutional Law Featuring Carlos Bernal

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this third installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, Carlos Bernal discusses Colombian constitutional law. In the interview, we explore the new model of constitutional design evident in Colombia and other Latin American countries, as well as the role of the powerful Colombian Constitutional Court in enforcing socio-economic rights

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Published on September 19, 2014
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on Foreign Law

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Yesterday at Yale Law School, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer once again affirmed that foreign court judgments are relevant to the interpretation of the United States Constitution. About a decade ago, Justice Breyer debated Justice Antonin Scalia on the constitutional relevance of foreign court decisions. In that debate, whose video

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Published on September 19, 2014
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Video Interview: The New Egyptian Constitution Featuring Mohamed Arafa

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this second installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, Mohamed Arafa discusses the new Egyptian Constitution. The interview touches on the entrenchment of human rights in the new Constitution, the designation of Islam as the official religion, as well as whether the military constitutes an unofficial “fourth branch”

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Published on September 17, 2014
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Call for I-CONnect Contributors

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School I-CONnect invites scholars of all ranks, including doctoral candidates, to become Contributors to this blog. Contributors will be expected to submit one substantive post every other month on a timely subject of their choice concerning comparative public law. Each post will range between 750 to 1000 words, though a

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Published on September 16, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Patrick Yingling, Reed Smith LLP In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for

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Published on September 15, 2014
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