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Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform

[Editor’s Note: ICONnect is publishing a series of book reviews that recently ran in ICON (Volume 18, Issue 2: July 2020) on “Law and Gender in the Literature.”] Libby Adler. Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform.  Duke University Press,  2018 (paperback). Pp.  288. $26.95. ISBN: 9780822371496. Estefanía Vela Barba International

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Published on September 11, 2020
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Bureaucracy and Vulnerability in the (Digital) Administrative State

—Sofia Ranchordas, University of Groningen [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] President Ronald Reagan famously said, “The nine scariest words in English are: “I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.” This statement, intended as a joke, translates

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Published on September 9, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

Vini Singh, Assistant Professor & Doctoral Research Scholar, National Law University Jodhpur, 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

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Published on September 7, 2020
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ICON Book Review: Gender, Alterity and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl

[Editor’s Note: Over the next several weeks, the ICONnect blog is publishing a series of book reviews that recently ran in ICON (Volume 18, Issue 2: July 2020) on “Law and Gender in the Literature.”] Ratna Kapur. Gender, Alterity and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl.  Edward Elgar Publishing,  2018 (hardback). Pp.  328. £90.00. ISBN:

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Published on September 3, 2020
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ICON Book Review: Gender Parity and Multicultural Feminism: Towards a New Synthesis

[Editor’s Note: ICONnect is publishing a series of book reviews that recently ran in ICON (Volume 18, Issue 2: July 2020) on “Law and Gender in the Literature.”] Ruth Rubio-Marín and Will Kymlicka eds. Gender Parity and Multicultural Feminism: Towards a New Synthesis.  Oxford University Press,  2018 (hardback). Pp.  304. £65.00. ISBN: 9780198829621. Reviewed by

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Published on September 3, 2020
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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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