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100 Years of Austrian Republicanism – 100 Years of Austrian Federalism?

—Anna Gamper, Professor of Public Law, University of Innsbruck 2018 is a very special year for Austrian constitutional lawyers since it was exactly 100 years ago today that the Republic of (German-)Austria (since 1919: Republic of Austria) was founded. After the end of the First World War, the representatives of the remaining, predominantly German-speaking parts

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Published on October 30, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Gaurav Mukherjee, S.J.D. Candidate in Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University, Budapest 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.

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Published on October 29, 2018
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Call for Papers–Conference on “Amending America’s Unwritten Constitution”–Boston, May 16-17, 2019

Boston College Law School with the support of The Institute for Liberal Arts invite submissions for Conference on “Amending America’s Unwritten Constitution” Boston College Newton, Massachusetts May 16-17, 2019 Submissions are invited from faculty and graduate students for a two-day conference on “Amending America’s Unwritten Constitution,” a timely subject of importance in history, law and

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Published on October 28, 2018
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I-CONnect Invitation — Books for Review

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin Our community has benefited from the many critical, constructive, and quite useful book reviews our contributors have published here at I-CONnect. We will continue to commission reviews from specific scholars whose subject-matter expertise makes them particularly well-situated to comment on a

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Published on October 25, 2018
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Will Iceland Get a New Constitution? A New Revision Process Is Taking Shape

—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Fellow Group “Comparative Constitutionalism” The “crowdsourced” constitution-making process that took place in Iceland in 2011 received a great deal of attention in the international press, and later in academic work as well. As readers of this blog no doubt know, the draft constitution produced in that process was never ratified by

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Published on October 23, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Maja Sahadžić, Ph.D. Researcher, 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 October 22, 2018
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: The State of Liberal Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a day-long workshop on “The State of Liberal Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe,” co-hosted by Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz, director, HAS Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies, and Eszter Bodnár, co-chair, ICON-S Central and Eastern European

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Published on October 21, 2018
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Black Belt Constitutionalism: Considering “Street fighting” as a Constitutional Essential

–Ursus Eijkelenberg, University of Manchester, Zeit-Stiftung Not too long ago I watched the BBC documentary ‘Putin, Russia and the West’, a fascinating piece of political journalism and film-making. The work documents a big part of Putin’s rise to power, both his tactics and techniques in acquiring and consolidating power nationally as well as his foreign

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Published on October 20, 2018
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Citizens, Aliens and Aboriginal Australians – An Uncertain Constitutional Community

–Julian R. Murphy, Postgraduate Public Interest Fellow, Columbia Law School Recent developments in Australian constitutional law suggest that the bounds of Australia’s constitutional community are currently unclear, and may well be at odds with the lived experience and beliefs of a significant portion of the Australian public. This post suggests two possible correctives: an “evolutionary”

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Published on October 19, 2018
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Democratic Erosion and Militant Democracy

–Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, The University of Chicago Law School In 1937, the German political scientist Karl Loewenstein published a two-part article that coined the term militant democracy.[1]  Concerned with the inadequate democratic response to the rising threat of fascism, he called for a set of legislative and legal techniques that would allow democracy

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Published on October 18, 2018
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