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What do “Constitutional Reforms” on the 30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution Really Mean?

[Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Estefânia Maria de Queiroz Barboza, Federal University of Parana and International University Center (Uninter); Melina Girardi Fachin, Federal University of Parana Like many contemporary democratic constitutions, the Brazilian Constitution establishes

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Constitutional Reforms in the Brazilian Constitution of 1988: Preservation Through Transformation?

[Editor’s Note: This is the fifth entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] –Vera Karam de Chueiri, Federal University of Parana, Center for the Studies of the Constitution (CCONS/PPGD/UFPR), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq); and Katya Kozicki, Federal University of Parana, Pontifical Catholic

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Published on October 16, 2018
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Presidentialism and the Crisis of Governance in Brazil

[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Luiz Guilherme Arcaro Conci, Pontifical University of Sao Paulo Brazil was the only American country that, once independent (1822), established a national monarchy that reigned for almost eighty years[1]. From the late

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Published on October 14, 2018
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Brazilian Federalism and Asymmetries on the 30th Anniversary of the 1988 Constitution

[Editor’s Note: This is the third entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Marcelo Labanca Correa de Araujo, Catholic University of Pernambuco The historical formation of the Brazilian State has much to do with processes of centralization and political-territorial decentralization. Initially, as a colony

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Published on October 13, 2018
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The Challenge of Interpretation and the 1988 Brazilian Constitution

[Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Gustavo Ferreira Santos and João Paulo Allain Teixeira, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Federal University of Pernambuco, and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development  (CNPq) Brazil enacted a new constitution in 1988, looking for

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Published on October 11, 2018
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Between Past and Future: The 30 Years of the Brazilian Constitution

[Editor’s Note: This is the first entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Cristiano Paixão and Paulo Blair,University of Brasília Constitutions exist in time. Not only the the linear count of the days, months and years in which they seek to provide a legal and political

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Published on October 10, 2018
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Introduction to I-CONnect Symposium: 30 Years of the 1988 Brazilian Constitution

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a one-week symposium on the 30th anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution. We are grateful to our conveners, Professors Glauco Salomão Leite and Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to explore this pivotal and turbulent moment in Brazilian constitutionalism.] —Glauco Salomão Leite, Catholic University of Pernambuco and University of Pernambuco & Juliano

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Published on October 9, 2018
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Smoke Signals: What to Make of Marijuana Liberalization (I-CONnect Column)

—James Fowkes, University of Münster Faculty of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four

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Published on October 2, 2018
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The Indonesian Constitutional Court and the Crisis of the 2019 Presidential Election

–Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College After many months of speculation, the candidates for the 2019 Indonesian presidential election announced their choice of running mates on August 9, 2018. The incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who ran on the platform of diversity and social equality, chose the 75-years-old conservative cleric Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate. Meanwhile,

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Published on September 19, 2018
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Samuel Moyn in Bogotá: Not Enough and Domestic Constitutional Histories

—Jorge González-Jácome, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá) The recent publication of Samuel Moyn’s Not Enough has triggered an important debate among human rights and international law scholars. The book focuses on the discussion about the relationship between the human rights revolution of the 1970s and the more or less simultaneous rise of neoliberalism and its

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Published on September 7, 2018
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