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Scottish independence and the European Union (I·CON 12, Issue 3: Editorial)

—J. H. H. Weiler, Editorial Director, I·CON; President and Secretary General, European University Institute The following Editorial was written before the voting in Scotland took place. It expresses a negative view regarding the prospects of Scottish independence written from both a Euro-prudential perspective and a more general normative one. There is no place for gloating. The

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Published on November 6, 2014
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I.CON’s current issue (Table of Contents)

I.CON  Volume 12 Issue 3  Table of Contents Editorial Articles Robert Alexy, Formal principles: Some replies to critics Jan Komárek, National constitutional courts in the European constitutional democracy Nicole Scicluna, Politicization without democratization: How the Eurozone crisis is transforming EU law and politics Jeff King, Two ironies about American exceptionalism over social rights   Symposium:

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Published on November 5, 2014
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Reminder — Call for Papers: 4th Annual YCC Conference

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE  CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased to invite submissions for its fourth annual conference, to be held on April 16-17, 2015, at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.  The purpose of the conference is to

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Published on October 29, 2014
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Reminder — Call for Papers: 4th Annual YCC Conference

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE  CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased to invite submissions for its fourth annual conference, to be held on April 16-17, 2015, at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.  The purpose of the conference is to

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Published on October 17, 2014
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Which Citizens? – Participation in the Drafting of the Icelandic Constitutional Draft of 2011

—Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, Reykjavik University School of Law The Icelandic draft constitution of 2011 has received wide attention, including on this blog. One reason for that is the emphasis placed on public participation in the drafting process. In its (otherwise quite critical) opinion, the Venice Commission (the European Commission for Democracy through Law) wrote: The wide range

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Published on October 7, 2014
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Indonesia’s Constitutional Conundrum: The Weak Presidency, the Strong Opposition and the Regional Elections Law

—Stefanus Hendrianto, Santa Clara Law When Indonesia’s parliament passed a new law scrapping direct local elections on September 26, 2014, critics believed that the law was a setback for the world’s third-largest democracy. Many people have blamed the losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his Red-White opposition Coalition for pushing an agenda to get governors,

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Published on October 5, 2014
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‘And the Winner is… the Referendum’: Scottish Independence and the Deliberative Participation of Citizens

—Stephen Tierney, University of Edinburgh* Only 45% of Scots said yes to independent statehood, but a massive majority said yes to direct democracy. The turnout of 84.65% was the highest for any UK electoral event since the introduction of universal suffrage, significantly trumping the 65.1% who voted in the 2010 UK general election and the

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Published on September 26, 2014
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If Scotland Had Voted Yes…

—Nick Barber, Trinity College, Oxford [Cross-posted from UK Con Law Blog] This is a copy of a blog post that was, in the event, not needed. My colleagues have told me that my writing has a calming, if not soporific, quality, and I thought that I should use this skill to good effect by preparing

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Published on September 24, 2014
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There are Still Judges in Berlin: On the Proposal to Amend the Ecuadorian Constitution to Allow Indefinite Presidential Reelection

—Carlos Bernal Pulido, Macquarie Law School Es gibt noch Richter in Berlin!, There are still judges in Berlin! was the well-known acclamation of the humble miller, when he learned that the Prussian King Frederick II, the Great, had ordered the demolition of his mill obstructing the views of the new royal palace in Potsdam. The

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Published on September 10, 2014
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Call for Papers: 4th Annual YCC Conference

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE  CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased to invite submissions for its fourth annual conference, to be held on April 16-17, 2015, at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.  The purpose of the conference is to

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Published on September 2, 2014
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