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What’s New in Public Law

—Eman Muhammad Rashwan, Lecturer of Public Law, Cairo University, Egypt; Visiting Lecturer of Law, Hamburg University, Germany In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books, articles, and blog posts from around the public law blogosphere.

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Published on October 26, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – Political representation in the Chilean Constituent Convention: a view from a constructivist perspective

—Natalia Morales Cerda, PhD student at Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL) That “political representation” was –among many others and of a different nature– one of the causes of the categorical rejection of the constitutional draft proposed by Chile’s Constitutional Convention in the plebiscite of 4 September, seems to be somewhat agreed. Two columns

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Published on October 21, 2022
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What’s New in Public Law

–Wilson Seraine da Silva Neto, Master Student at the University of Coimbra – Portugal; Postgraduate in Constitutional Law at Brazilian Academy of Constitutional 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

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Published on October 17, 2022
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Join the Team that Brings You “What’s New”

—Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin We invite expressions of interest from scholars–including graduate students–who wish to join the I-CONnect team that brings you the weekly report on “What’s New in Public Law.” All interested persons are asked to please email Trish Do at

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Published on October 16, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – On Morals and Politics: The Chilean Constituent Process

—Rodrigo Kaufmann, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin Constituent Process and Dignity The reasons behind the rejection of the Chilean constitutional draft by the majority of Chileans are complex and hard to pin down. Many excellent contributions to this symposium provide interesting elements for a careful analysis. But there might still be one element that, perhaps, cuts across the

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Published on October 12, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – Dignity and Identity in the Chilean Constitutional Referendum

—Verónica Undurraga, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez The Chilean constituent process has attracted great international interest among constitutional scholars, politicians and advocates for social justice.  In 2019, the violent social outbreak had Chilean democracy on a tightrope. However, with remarkable political responsibility, the troubled party system managed to open a political way out of the crisis, by

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Published on October 12, 2022
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What’s New in Public Law

—Matteo Mastracci, Digital Rights Researcher, Balkin Investigation 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 October 10, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – New forms of representation and the failure of the Chilean Constitutional Convention

—Maria Isabel Aninat Sahli, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile. How can we explain a constitutional process that began with 78% of voters in favor of drafting a new constitution in October 2020 and ended up two years later with 62% of the people opting for rejecting the proposal? What leads a country to flatly reject a

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Published on October 8, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – The Problem of “Identity” in the Chilean Constitutional Referendum

—João Vitor Cardoso, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Chile In October 2020’s referendum, 78% of Chileans expressed their wish to replace the country’s Constitution, through a fully elected Constitutional Convention. On September 4, 2022, the citizenry was asked by way of a referendum whether it approved the constitutional draft produced by this very constitution-making

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Published on October 7, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – The Contradiction of Social Justice Constitutionalism

—Johanna Fröhlich, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Facultad de Derecho Previous entries in this Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum have identified and analyzed key aspects of why the exit referendum about the new Chilean constitution was rejected. Reading these and other explanations, one can hardly deny the complexity of reasons behind the collective decision

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Published on October 4, 2022
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