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What’s New in Public Law

—Davide Bacis, PhD Student in Constitutional Law, University of Pavia (Italy) 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

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Published on January 14, 2019
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Conference Report–The State of Liberal Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

–Boldizsár-Szentgáli Tóth, Junior Research Fellow, HAS Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies The HAS Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies hosted a workshop on the state of liberal democracy in Central and Europe on 6 December 2018, co-organised with the International Society of Public Law Central and Eastern European Chapter (ICON-S

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Published on January 12, 2019
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Five Questions with Catarina Santos Botelho

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about his or her research. This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video interview with Catarina Santos Botelho, Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Constitutional Law

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Published on January 11, 2019
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Book Review: Karin Loevy on Jocelyn Stacey’s The Constitution of the Environmental Emergency

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Karin Loevy reviews Jocelyn Stacey, The Constitution of the Environmental Emergency (Hart 2018).] —Karin Loevy, NYU School of Law Jocelyn Stacey’s book, The Constitution of the Environmental Emergency, is an ambitious and original project in the intersection between emergency powers theory and environmental law. It suggests that

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Published on January 10, 2019
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Conference Report–The Inaugural ICON-S-IT Conference (Rome, November 23-24, 2018)

—Maria Stella Bonomi, Post-Doctoral Scholar in Administrative Law, University of Roma Tre The Inaugural Conference of the Italian Chapter of ICON-S was held in Rome on November 23-24, 2018 and focused on the theme of Unity and fragmentation within and beyond the State. The event was organized in cooperation with the National School of Public

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Published on January 10, 2019
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Call for Papers: European Journal of International Law–The 30th Anniversary Symposium

International Law and Democracy Revisited: The EJIL 30th Anniversary Symposium EJIL was founded in 1989, coinciding with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the attendant excitement encapsulated by that well-known optimistic/hubristic End of History phraseology, with predictions of liberal democracy to become regnant in the world and a New International Legal Order to replace

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Published on January 9, 2019
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ICON·S Book Prize–Call for Nominations

–The Editors ICON·S | The International Society for Public Law is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for its second annual Book Prize. In line with the Society’s mission, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding book or books in the field of public law, understood as a field of knowledge that transcends

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Published on January 9, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty of Law 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 January 7, 2019
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Special Discount–Paperback Edition–“Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at AustinDavid R. Cameron (Yale) and I are pleased to share a special 20% discount code for our readers interested in the new paperback edition Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution (Cambridge University Press 2018). The book features contributions from many

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Published on January 7, 2019
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Call for Papers–ICON-S German Chapter–Inaugural Conference: Law and Order–Recht und Ordnung–Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 28-29 March 2019

Law enables order. It regulates how we live together as a society and sets out a framework within which political and other conflicts are managed. But stability is not the only goal of these efforts. In democratic states, law must always provide space for opposition and contestation. In liberal states, it has to leave room

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Published on January 3, 2019
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