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What’s New in Public Law

–Maja Sahadžić, Research Fellow (University of Antwerp) 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

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Published on August 31, 2020
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ICON Book Review: Intersectionality and Criminology: Disrupting and Revolutionizing Studies of Crime; Intersectional Discrimination

[Editor’s Note: Over the next several weeks, ICONnect will be publishing a series of book reviews that recently ran in ICON (Volume 18, Issue 2: July 2020) on “Law and Gender in the Literature.”] Hillary Potter. Intersectionality and Criminology: Disrupting and Revolutionizing Studies of Crime.  Routledge, 2015. Pp.  194. £ 34.99 (paperback). ISBN: 9780415634403. £

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Published on August 29, 2020
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The Other Side of the Party Fragmentation Paradox in Brazil: A Re-Election Booster?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development In my previous post “The Party Fragmentation Paradox in Brazil: A Shield Against Authoritarianism”, I argued that, paradoxically, party fragmentation may “serve as a shield against radical and authoritarian intents by the executive power.” The continuous battle Brazil’s President Bolsonaro had

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Published on August 28, 2020
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Beyond Sisyphus and Hercules: Crafting Constitutionalism in Fragile Democracies in Asia

—Yvonne Tew, Georgetown University Law Center[1] [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] It is an epic tale of one of the world’s largest financial frauds.[2] Between 2009 and 2015, billions of dollars were siphoned from government-run sovereign wealth fund

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Published on August 26, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Eman Muhammad Rashwan, PhD. Candidate in the European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE), Hamburg University, Germany; Assistant Lecturer of Public Law, Cairo University, Egypt. 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

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Published on August 24, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Gaurav Mukherjee, S.J.D. Candidate in Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University, Budapest. 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.

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Published on August 18, 2020
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Supreme Crisis: Bolsonaro Threatens to Attack the Brazilian STF

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students –Pedro Abrantes Martins, Bachelor’s degree candidate, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil; Research Fellow, Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development; member of the research group “Abusive Constitutionalism and Democratic Erosion,” UFPR A recent article shed light on president Jair Bolsonaro’s rage towards the Brazilian Supreme Court

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Published on August 14, 2020
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Going It Alone: The Constitutionality, Feasibility, and Ulterior Motivation of Donald Trump’s COVID-19 Relief Orders

—Andrea Scoseria Katz, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] It has been a big week for the power of the pen. Last week, just after imposing sanctions on Chinese media giants

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Published on August 12, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Teodora Miljojkovic, PhD student, Central European University, Budapest/Vienna 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

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Published on August 10, 2020
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Call for Papers — Constitutional Space for Cities

Constitutional Space for Cities April 7th – 8th, 2021 Call for Papers Cities are drivers of the world’s economy:  they are home for most of the world’s population and create a large percentage of its’ wealth.  Nevertheless, municipal governments struggle to invest in appropriate infrastructures and necessary services, leading to considerable gaps in affordable housing,

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Published on August 9, 2020
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