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Towards a Concept of Constitutional Authoritarianism: The Venezuelan Experience

—José Ignacio Hernández G., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Universidad Central (Venezuela); Center for International Development, Harvard University Democracy is in crisis. With this sentence Michael J. Abramowitz introduced the 2018 Freedom House report.[1] In a similar vein, Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson and Mark Tushnet recently concluded that constitutional democracy appears in trouble throughout the world.[2]

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Published on December 13, 2018
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Nine Good Reads and One Viewing

—J. H. H. Weiler, New York University School of Law; Co-Editor-in-Chief, I·CON For the first time I have managed to post my Good Reads online before Christmas. I publish my pick from some of the books that have come my way during this past year. These are not book reviews in the classical and rigorous sense

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Published on December 7, 2018
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Constitutional Chaos in Sri Lanka: Constitutional Retrogression or Working Out of its Constitutional Salvation?

—Jaclyn L. Neo, National University of Singapore 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

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Published on November 29, 2018
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Call for Papers: European Journal of International law

International Law and Democracy Revisited: The EJIL 30th Anniversary Symposium EJIL was founded in 1989, coinciding with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the attendant excitement encapsulated by that well-known optimistic/hubristic End of History phraseology, with predictions of liberal democracy to become regnant in the world and a New International Legal Order to replace

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Published on November 14, 2018
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Brazil Reckoning With its Past in Present Days: Will Judges Check Bolsonaro’s Government?

—Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Felipe Guimarães Assis Tirado, LL.M. Candidate, King’s College London Three days after the election of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro to the Brazilian presidency, federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint charging a former police officer and, for the first time, a former military prosecutor

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The Future of ICON-S (I·CON Volume 16, Issue 3: Editorial)

The future of ICON-S: Looking toward 2021 and beyond; Authors of I.CON—Customer Care; In this Issue We invited Lorenzo Casini and Rosalind Dixon, Co-Presidents of ICON-S and members of the I.CON Editorial Board, to write a Guest Editorial The future of ICON-S: Looking toward 2021 and beyond The International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), launched

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Published on November 14, 2018
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I.CON’s Current Issue: Table of Contents

I.CON Volume 16 Issue 3 Table of Contents Editorial The future of ICON-S: Looking toward 2021 and beyond; Authors of I.CON—Customer Care; In this Issue Keynote address Marta Cartabia, Europe today: Bridges and walls Articles Connor M. Ewing, With dignity and justice for all: The jurisprudence of equal dignity and the partial convergence of liberty

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Published on November 11, 2018
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Brazil’s “False Consciousness of Time”: The Rise of Jair Bolsonaro

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Guy Debord, the radical French philosopher whose words impacted the world during the protests of May 1968, once wrote: “The spectacle, considered as the reigning society’s method for paralyzing history and memory and for suppressing any history based on historical time, represents

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Published on November 10, 2018
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Constitutional Amendments as Transnational Political Projects: From Pakistan to Ireland, to Hungary And Finally to Europe

—Renáta Uitz, Central European University [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 columnists for 2018,

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Published on November 8, 2018
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Conference Report – Inaugural Conference of the Singapore Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S Singapore) – “Constitutional Interpretation In and Outside the Courts”

—Maartje de Visser, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU), with contributions from Jaclyn Neo, Associate Professor of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) On 12 October 2018, the Singapore chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S Singapore) organized a workshop on ‘Constitutional Interpretation In and Outside the Courts’ to launch the

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Published on October 26, 2018
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