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Book Review: Donald L. Horowitz’s “Constitutional Processes and Democratic Commitment”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, David Landau reviews Donald L. Horowitz’s Constitutional Processes and Democratic Commitment (Yale University Press, 2021).] —David Landau, Florida State University College of Law Twenty-seven years ago, Jon Elster noted that there were few thorough, high-quality studies of the process of constitution making around the world.

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Published on July 30, 2022
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ICON Volume 20, Issue 1: Editorial

Editorial: Guest Editorial: Liberal constitutionalism and postcolonialism in the South and beyond:  On liberalism as an open source and the insights of decolonial critiques; On my way out – Advice to young scholars VII: Taking exams seriously (Part 1); In this issue We invited Philipp Dann, Professor of Public and Comparative Law at Humboldt University,

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Published on July 28, 2022
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Protection of Constitutional Identity as a Legitimate Aim: Savickis and Others v. Latvia in the European Court of Human Rights

—Ignatius Yordan Nugraha, PhD Research Fellow, Hasselt University On 9 June 2022, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) pronounced its judgment in the case of Savickis and Others v. Latvia, which concerns differential treatment between Latvian citizens and “permanently resident non-citizens” (nepilsoņi) with regard to the calculation of pension. The

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Published on July 27, 2022
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ICON Volume 20, Issue 1: Table of Contents

[Editor’s Note: For the benefit of ICONnect readers, the Table of Contents to ICON’s new issue provides hyperlinks to the articles and their abstracts online.] Volume 20 Issue 1 Table of Contents Editorial Editorial Reflection Gráinne de Búrca, Poland and Hungary’s EU membership: On not confronting authoritarian governments Afterword: Karen J. Alter and Her Critics

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Published on July 26, 2022
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What’s New in Public Law

—Anubhav Kumar, Advocate & Researcher, Supreme Court of India  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 25, 2022
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The Taliban and the Fall of Afghanistan’s Constitutional Tradition

–Shamshad Pasarlay (Visiting Lecturer, The University of Chicago Law School) [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2022 columnists, see here.] The fall of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in August 2021 marked yet another abrupt rupture in political power in the country’s long and tumultuous history. The new

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Published on July 22, 2022
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Grappling with the Civil-Common Law Divide in Constitutional Law

—Maartje De Visser, Singapore Management University, Yong Pung How School of Law [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2022 columnists, see here.] Considerable attention has been devoted, in comparative law generally, to classificatory efforts. A quintessential distinction is that between the civil and the common law traditions, which

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Published on July 20, 2022
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What’s New in Public Law

—Matteo Mastracci, Digital Rights Researcher, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), and PhD Researcher, Koç University, Istanbul 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

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Published on July 18, 2022
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Addressing the Plights of Minorities under Ethiopia’s Ethnic Federal Structure: A Call for Legal Reform

—Dunia Mekonnen Tegegn, Human Rights Lawyer and Gender Equality Advocate Except for mentioning the term ‘minorities’ and reserving 20 seats under article 54(3), the FDRE Constitution does not define the term minorities. However, other laws have discussed minorities. The transnational proclamation No. 7/1992 under Article 2(6) defines minority nationality: a nationality or people who can’t establish

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Published on July 16, 2022
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The New Chilean Constitutional Project in Comparative Perspective

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law[1] The new Chilean constitutional text was delivered by the Constitutional Convention to President Gabriel Boric in a ceremony on July 4, 2022. This ended the year-long Constitutional Convention, itself sparked in large part by a set of massive social protests in 2019. The next step is the

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Published on July 16, 2022
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