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Joint Symposium on “Towering Judges”: Sir Anthony Mason: Towering over the High Court of Australia

—Gabrielle Appleby and Andrew Lynch, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law [Editor’s Note: This is part of the joint I-CONnect/IACL-AIDC Blog symposium on “towering judges,” which emerged from a conference held earlier this year at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, organized by Professors Rehan Abeyratne (CUHK) and Iddo Porat (CLB). The authors in

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Published on March 8, 2019
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The News Media and Democracy under Bolsonaro: A “Trump of the Tropics”?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Democratic backsliding is certainly a hot topic in Brazil, especially after the election of the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Such a trend could already be observed in an empirical study Zachary Elkins wrote based on the Varieties of Democracy (V-DEM) Index

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Published on February 28, 2019
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Constitutional Dialogues and Abortion Law Reform in Argentina: What’s Next?

—Paola Bergallo, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina [Editor’s note: This is one of our 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 February 27, 2019
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Brazil’s New Government: Risks to Constitutional Democracy

–Antonio Moreira Maués, Federal University of Pará With the election of Jair Bolsonaro as President, Brazil definitively joined the list of countries in which constitutional democracy is in danger. Although the 1988 Constitution had marked the transition to democracy, and had functioned decently for over two decades, the system  has been under serious strain since

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Published on February 27, 2019
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The Venezuelan Presidential Crisis

—Rolando Seijas-Bolinaga, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge The leader of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, was sworn in as Venezuelan interim President before a crowd on one of Caracas’ largest avenues on January 23. A week before, Nicolas Maduro, was also sworn in as President before members of the Supreme Court. Are there now

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Published on February 21, 2019
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Russia’s Contested Constitutional Review

—William Partlett, Melbourne Law School [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 2019,

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Published on February 13, 2019
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Democracy and the Monarchy in Malaysia

—Dian A H Shah, National University 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 February 6, 2019
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Special Announcement: I-CONnect Columnists for 2019

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of I-CONnect are pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2019: Dian A H Shah, William Partlett, Paola Bergallo, and Jill Goldenziel. We are confident that they will provide a diverse and fascinating set of voices, representing a range of regional and substantive

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Published on February 5, 2019
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Global Public Law Scholarship and Democracy (I·CON Volume 16, Issue 4: Editorial)

We invited Rosalind Dixon, member of the I·CON Editorial Board and Co-President of ICON·S, to write a Guest Editorial. Global public law scholarship and democracy Democracy worldwide is under stress: most quantitative measures suggest a measurable decline in the number of countries identified as fully democratic in recent decades.[1] Qualitative studies likewise suggest a notable

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Published on January 30, 2019
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 16 Issue 4 Table of Contents Editorial Honor Roll of Reviewers 2018 Articles David McGrogan, The population and the individual: The human rights audit as the governmentalization of global human rights governance Aylin Aydin-Cakir, The impact of judicial preferences and political context on constitutional court decisions: Evidence from Turkey Donald Bello Hutt, Measuring popular

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Published on January 29, 2019
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