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Time to View Democratic Decay as a Unified Research Field?

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law Each passing month brings more warnings of global democratic decay, which we might loosely define as the incremental degradation of the structures and substance of liberal democracy, as distinct from a clear and rapid breakdown of democratic rule. September began with a speech by the UN

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Published on September 30, 2016
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Courts and Public Opinion: The Colombian Peace Process and the Substitution of the Constitution Doctrine

—Jorge González-Jácome, Universidad de los Andes Bogotá After many failed attempts to achieve peace since the 1980s, the Colombian government and the rebel group, FARC, sat down in Havana in 2012 to start a new round of peace talks. Four years later, the two parts have reached a 297-page agreement to finish a five-decade-old armed

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Published on September 28, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Rohan Alva, Advocate, New Delhi 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 26, 2016
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Book Review: Alyssa King on “Public Law Adjudication in Common Law Systems: Process and Substance”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Alyssa King reviews Public Law Adjudication in Common Law Systems: Process and Substance (John Bell, Mark Elliott, Jason NE Varuhas, Philip Murray eds., Hart 2016)] —Alyssa King, PhD Candidate, Yale University, Resident Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project Public Law Adjudication in Common Law Systems: Process

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Published on September 24, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: Understanding Constitutional Change in Canada–A Review of “Constitutional Amendment in Canada,” Edited by Emmett Macfarlane

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In his influential though dated study of formal amendment difficulty, Donald Lutz examines the amending procedures for 32 countries and concludes that the United States Constitution is the most difficult to amend.[1] Notwithstanding the all-important questions raised by Tom Ginsburg and James Melton–whether and how much the amending rule matters

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Published on September 21, 2016
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Call for Papers–Symposium on The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform–Pisa, Italy–24 May 2017

Symposium on The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation In memory of Alessandro Pizzorusso Scuola Sant’Anna Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33 Pisa, Italy Convened by Giuseppe Martinico Richard Albert Antonia Baraggia Cristina Fasone 24 May 2017 Pisa, Italy This Symposium will convene a group

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Published on September 20, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Patrick Yingling, Reed Smith LLP In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in 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 public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for our weekly

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Published on September 19, 2016
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Crisis and Opportunity: Responding to the Brexit Vote (I·CON 14, Issue 3: Editorial)

The vote by a majority of the British people on June 23 to leave the European Union has precipitated a series of gradually unfolding consequences throughout the United Kingdom, within Europe, and across the world. Comparisons have been drawn to the fall of the Berlin Wall, in terms of the magnitude and geopolitical significance of

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Published on September 16, 2016
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I·CON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

I·CON  Volume 14 Issue 3  Table of Contents Editorial Keynote Ruth Rubio-Marín, Women in Europe and in the world: The state of the Union 2016 Articles Joshua Braver, Hannah Arendt in Venezuela: The Supreme Court battles Hugo Chávez over the creation of the 1999 Constitution Robert Leckey, The harms of remedial discretion Symposium: All Emperors?

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Published on September 15, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Sandeep Suresh, LL.M in Comparative Constitutional Law (Central European University, Budapest) 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

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Published on September 12, 2016
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