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I.CON’s current issue (Table of Contents)

I.CON  Volume 12 Issue 3  Table of Contents Editorial Articles Robert Alexy, Formal principles: Some replies to critics Jan Komárek, National constitutional courts in the European constitutional democracy Nicole Scicluna, Politicization without democratization: How the Eurozone crisis is transforming EU law and politics Jeff King, Two ironies about American exceptionalism over social rights   Symposium:

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Published on November 5, 2014
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Video Interview: Unamendability and Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments Featuring Yaniv Roznai

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Yaniv Roznai on unamendability and unconstitutional constitutional amendments. In the interview, we explore discuss the paradox of the concept of an unconstitutional constitutional amendment, the origins and modern legal implications of the concept, whether one can

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Published on November 4, 2014
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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 November 3, 2014
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Brazilian Elections and Demonstrations of June 2013: The Rise of Conservatism?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília, Brazil It is not simple to characterize the phenomenon of mass protests and their outcomes. In particular, the connection between a protest and subsequent political or regime changes has been much discussed by scholars of constitutional law. The links, however, are not always obvious. Paradoxically history has shown that after

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Published on November 1, 2014
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Video Interview: Democratic Reform in Hong Kong Featuring Cora Chan

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Cora Chan on the subject of democratic reform in Hong Kong. In the interview, we discuss recent developments in Hong Kong, the impetus for the current protests in Hong Kong, the constitutional relationship between Hong Kong and China,

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Published on October 30, 2014
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Reminder — Call for Papers: 4th Annual YCC Conference

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE  CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased to invite submissions for its fourth annual conference, to be held on April 16-17, 2015, at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.  The purpose of the conference is to

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Published on October 29, 2014
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The Latest Scholarship at Ius Publicum Network Review

—Gabriella M. Racca, University of Turin As announced earlier this year, I-CONnect and IUS Publicum Network review have entered into a partnership to deepen the study of comparative public law and to enhance its online coverage. The IUS Publicum Network review is a network of the national leading public and administrative law journals in Europe, whose aim

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Published on October 28, 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 October 27, 2014
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Boston College Law School Event on “The War on Japan’s Pacifist Constitution”

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School On Wednesday, November 5, the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy will host a timely panel discussion on “The War on Japan’s Pacifist Constitution” on the campus of Boston College Law School at 12pm in Barat House. I’m looking forward to moderating this panel featuring Tom Ginsburg (Chicago),

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Published on October 26, 2014
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Turkey Rolling Back the 2010 Reforms?

–Oya Yegen, Boston University, Department of Political Science Turkish judges and prosecutors cast their votes last week for the election of 10 regular and 6 substitute new members to the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK)[1]. The council’s new makeup has been the center of speculation. HSYK manages the Turkish judiciary and makes decisions regarding

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Published on October 24, 2014
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