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Book Review/Response: Katharine Young and Jamal Greene on Economic and Social Rights

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review/Response Series, Jamal Greene reviews Katharine Young’s recent book Constituting Economic and Social Rights. Katharine Young then responds to the review.] Review by Jamal Greene –Jamal Greene, Columbia Law School, reviewing Katharine Young, Constituting Economic and Social Rights (Oxford 2012) In San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, the

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Published on October 14, 2013
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What Constitutional Future for Syria?

—Zoran Oklopcic (Carleton University) & Mohamad Ghossein (University of Ottawa) As the discourse of military intervention in Syria gradually subsides, and a political solution to the conflict seems marginally more likely, a full-blown debate about the constitutional future of Syria may appear premature. But, initiating this debate—sketching out options, identifying more likely constitutional outcomes, as

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Published on October 11, 2013
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Ireland’s Senate Survives

—Eoin Carolan, University College Dublin In a result that defied all pre-referendum opinion polls, a narrow majority of voters last week rejected a proposal to abolish Ireland’s Seanad (Senate). The proposal, which was closely associated with Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny, was defeated by 51.7% to 48.3%, a margin of almost 42,500 votes. Various

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Published on October 9, 2013
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A Public Forum on Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments

Last month, Professor Vicki Jackson moderated a fascinating public forum on unconstitutional constitutional amendments featuring Aharon Barak (former President of the Supreme Court of Israel) and Lech Garlicki (former judge on the European Court of Human Rights). The forum was video recorded and is now available for viewing here. The event was hosted by the

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Published on October 8, 2013
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New Scholarship Review: Interview with Federico Fabbrini

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of I-CONnect’s interview series, I speak with Federico Fabbrini about his forthcoming paper on The Euro-Crisis and the Courts: Judicial Review and the Political Process in Comparative Perspective. In his paper, Professor Fabbrini explores the increasing involvement of courts in the fiscal and economic affairs of the state, with a

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Note on the Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia

—Antonios Kouroutakis, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law The Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia (the Constitution) is the supreme law of Federal Republic of Somalia (Somalia). The drafting process occurred under the auspices of United Nations, and on 1 August 2012, the National Constitutional Assembly approved the Constitution by an overwhelming majority. The Constitution

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Published on September 18, 2013
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New Scholarship Review: Interview with Vanessa MacDonnell

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of I-CONnect’s interview series, I speak with Vanessa MacDonnell about her forthcoming paper on The Constitution as Framework for Governance. In her paper, Professor MacDonnell proposes a new way of thinking about the role of government, specifically with regard to its affirmative obligations to advance and secure constitutional

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Published on September 15, 2013
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Book Review/Response: Paul Blokker, Jiri Priban and Bogusia Puchalska on Civic Constitutionalism

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review/Response Series, Jiří Přibáň and Bogusia Puchalska each review Paul Blokker’s recently-published book New Democracies in Crisis? A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Paul Blokker then responds to the reviews]   Review by Jiří Přibáň –Jiří Přibáň, Cardiff Law School, reviewing Paul Blokker, New Democracies

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Published on September 12, 2013
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Recent Developments in Egypt: Interview with Mohamed Arafa

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of I-CONnect’s interview series, I speak with Mohamad Arafa about recent developments in Egypt. Professor Arafa teaches at Alexandria University in Egypt, where he specializes in constitutional, criminal and Islamic law. In our conversation, Professor Arafa provides an update on the latest developments in Egypt, discusses

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Published on September 10, 2013
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New Scholarship Review: Interview with Ozan Varol

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this first installment of I-CONnect’s interview series, I speak with Ozan Varol about his forthcoming paper on Temporary Constitutions. In his new paper, Professor Varol explores the costs and benefits of designing temporary constitutions. A temporary constitution, as Professor Varol defines it, “limits its own term and lapses at

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Published on September 2, 2013
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