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Taking “The Dark Side” Seriously: Constitutionalism and the Question of Constitutional Progress Or: Why it is Fitting to Have the 2016 ICON-S Conference in Berlin (I·CON 13, Issue 4: Editorial)

—Mattias Kumm, NYU School of Law I. It is an obvious point that the global history of constitutionalism cannot plausibly be told as a simple progress narrative. The French and American Revolutions did not trigger an ineluctable steady march of progress. And the end of the Cold War did not bring about the realization of

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Published on February 11, 2016
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I·CON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

I·CON  Volume 13 Issue 4  Table of Contents Editorial   Honor Roll of Reviewers 2015 I.CON Keynote Ruth Rubio-Marín, The (dis)establishment of gender: Care and gender roles in the family as a constitutional matter Articles Rosalind Dixon, Constitutional drafting and distrust John McGarry and Neophytos Loizides, Power-sharing in a re-united Cyprus: Centripetal coalitions vs proportional

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Published on February 9, 2016
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Angelique Devaux, French Licensed Attorney (Notaire) 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 February 8, 2016
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President Macri and Judicial Independence on the Argentine Supreme Court

—Andrés del Río, Federal Fluminense University (UFF), Brazil During the presidential election campaign of 2015, Mauricio Macri, leader of the then-opposition Republican Proposal Party (PRO), included in his platform his commitment to “strengthen the rule of law, strictly respecting the division of powers, the independence of justice and the constitutional principles and guarantees, together with

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Published on February 5, 2016
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The United States’ Approach to European-Style Family Rights and National Security: The Case of Kerry v. Din

–Francesca M. Genova, University of Notre Dame In June, the United States Supreme Court handed down a case considering marriage, national security, and fundamental human rights that provides a comparison with the European Union system of rights. Unlike the Supreme Court’s blockbuster marriage case this past year, Kerry v. Din has yet to garner significant

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Published on February 3, 2016
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Reminder–Call for Panels and Papers–Borders, Otherness and Public Law–2016 ICON-S Conference–Berlin, June 17-19, 2016

The first two Annual Meetings of ICON-S (Florence 2014 and New York 2015) have been overwhelming successes. The time has come to turn our attention to the 2016 Annual Meeting. ICON-S, the International Society of Public Law, invites paper and panel submissions for its 2016 Annual Meeting to be held at the Humboldt University, Berlin,

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Published on February 2, 2016
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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 February 1, 2016
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