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Book Review: Andrew Roberts on Michael Hein and Anna Fruhstorfer’s “Constitutional Politics in Central and Eastern Europe: From Post-Socialist Transition to the Reform of Political Systems”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Andrew Roberts reviews Michael Hein and Anna Fruhstorfer’s book on Constitutional Politics in Central and Eastern Europe: From Post-Socialist Transition to the Reform of Political Systems (Springer 2016)] —Andrew Roberts, Northwestern University The fall of communism gave rise to a wave of theorizing about constitutionalism. Western experts

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Published on July 21, 2017
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Special Discount–New Book–The Foundations and Traditions of Constitutional Amendment

I-CONnect is pleased to share a special 20% discount code for our readers interested in a new volume on The Foundations and Traditions of Constitutional Amendment, edited by Richard Albert, Boston College Law School, Xenophon Contiades, Panteoin University of Social and Political Sciences, and Alkmene Fotiadou, Centre for European Constitutional Law. To order this book at the discount

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Published on July 20, 2017
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Conference Report–Symposium on “The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence, and Reform”

—Asress Gikay, Matteo Monti, and Orlando Scarcello, Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa (SSSA)–Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy On May 24, 2017, the Institute of Law, Politics and Development (Istituto di Diritto, Politica e Sviluppo) [DIRPOLIS] of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies hosted a symposium on “The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence & Reform”,

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Published on July 19, 2017
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Global Survey for Constitutional Law Experts on Small-c Constitutions

—Adam Chilton, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, and Mila Versteeg, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law We are asking ICONect readers to please take our survey on small-c constitutions! The survey asks a number of questions about the nature and sources of constitutional law in your country and will

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Published on July 17, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Simon Drugda, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law (Japan) 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

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Published on July 17, 2017
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Book Review: Joe Tomlinson on Peter Cane’s “Controlling Administrative Power: An Historical Comparison”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Joe Tomlinson reviews Peter Cane’s book on Controlling Administrative Power: An Historical Comparison (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016)] —Joe Tomlinson, Lecturer in Public Law, University of Sheffield School of Law and Associate Fellow, Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics. The comparative study of law and

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Published on July 14, 2017
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Call for Papers–“Constitutionalism in a Plural World”–Deadline July 23, 2017

—Catarina Santos Botelho, Universidade Católica Portuguesa The Porto Faculty of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Portugal is pleased to invite applications to attend its 2017 Conference “Constitutionalism in a Plural World”, that will take place on November 22nd and 23rd, at Porto. Abstracts addressing the following issues (and others related to constitutionalism) are welcome: history of constitutionalism, comparative constitutional

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Published on July 12, 2017
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Special Discount for I-CONnect Readers–New Volume on “Comparative Constitutional Law in Latin America”

—Richard Albert, I-CONnect Co-Editor I-CONnect is pleased to share a special 35% discount code for our readers interested in this new volume on “Comparative Constitutional Law in Latin America,” co-edited by Rosalind Dixon, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia and Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago Law School, US.

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Published on July 12, 2017
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When is a Limp More than a Limp? Diagnosing Democratic Decay

—Tom Gerald Daly, Fellow, Melbourne Law School; Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law Sometimes a limp is just a limp–arising from a debilitating yet isolated injury or infection that will soon heal. However, sometimes a limp can be indicative of a degenerative disease such as multiple sclerosis. Gaining a clear diagnosis and prognosis of

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Published on July 12, 2017
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Book Review: Alan Greene on Antonios Kouroutakis’s “The Constitutional Value of Sunset Clauses”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Alan Greene reviews Antonios Kouroutakis’s book on The Constitutional Value of Sunset Clauses (Routledge 2017)] —Alan Greene, Assistant Professor, Durham Law School Constitutions should evoke ideas of stability, inertia, and permanence. They are often an attempt to reassure and establish certainty that often emerge from the ashes of

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Published on July 11, 2017
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