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Governing in a Liberal-Constitutional State: Dealing With the Clash Between Legality and Legitimacy in Chile and Spain (I-CONnect Column)

—Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales & Utrecht 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

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Published on October 18, 2017
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Colombia’s Special Criminal Tribunal: Justicia Especial para la Paz

–Sandra Botero, Universidad del Rosario In November 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla signed peace accords putting an end to the oldest armed conflict in the Americas.  The peace agreements proposed an ambitious institutional framework for transitional justice. This framework includes a truth commission, a commission for investigating disappearances, a dedicated investigative unit

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Published on October 15, 2017
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Constitutionalize This: Catalan Referendum as Political Surprise and Theoretical Disruption

—Zoran Oklopcic, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa. Author of Beyond the People: Social Imaginary and Constituent Imagination (Oxford University Press, forthcoming February 2018). [Editor’s Note: This is the fifth entry in our symposium on Sunday’s independence vote in Catalonia. We are grateful to our convener, Professor Zoran Oklopcic, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to

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Published on October 6, 2017
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I-CONnect Symposium: The Independence Vote in Catalonia–Sovereignty Referendums: Constitutionalism in Crisis?

[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth entry in our symposium on Sunday’s independence vote in Catalonia. We are grateful to our convener, Professor Zoran Oklopcic, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to bring our readers helpful context and analysis during this important moment for the region. The introduction to our symposium is available here.] —Stephen Tierney, Professor of

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Published on October 5, 2017
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I-CONnect Symposium: The Independence Vote in Catalonia–The Constitutional Crisis of October 1

[Editor’s Note: This is the third entry in our symposium on Sunday’s independence vote in Catalonia. We are grateful to our convener, Professor Zoran Oklopcic, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to bring our readers helpful context and analysis during this important moment for the region. The introduction to our symposium is available here.] —Víctor Ferreres Comella,

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Published on October 4, 2017
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I-CONnect Symposium: The Independence Vote in Catalonia–! Aidez la Catalogne et l’Espagne !

[Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in our symposium on Sunday’s independence vote in Catalonia. We are grateful to our convener, Professor Zoran Oklopcic, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to bring our readers helpful context and analysis during this important moment for the region. The introduction to our symposium is available here.] —Antoni Abat i

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Published on October 3, 2017
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Introduction to I-CONnect Symposium: The Independence Vote in Catalonia

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-day symposium on today’s independence vote in Catalonia. We are grateful to our convener, Professor Zoran Oklopcic, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to bring our readers helpful context and analysis during this important moment for the region. Oklopcic is a constitutional and political theorist with specializations in

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Published on October 1, 2017
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Commentary: “Canada’s moment for self-reflection, not just celebration”

[Editor’s Note: This commentary was originally published in the Toronto Star in print and online here on Wednesday, September 28, 2017.] —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Five years ago, United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remarked, “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

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Published on September 29, 2017
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The Superficiality of U.S. Confirmation Hearings and the Issue of Comparative Constitutional Law

—Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College In the last five confirmation hearings in the United States Senate for nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court (Roberts, 2005; Alito, 2006; Sotomayor, 2009; Kagan, 2010; and Gorsuch, 2017), the role of comparative constitutional law in the American constitutional system was one of the main questions. Very recently, in the confirmation

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Published on September 21, 2017
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Contemplating the Future in the Era of Democratic Decay (I-CONnect Column)

—Tom Gerald Daly, Fellow, Melbourne Law School; Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional 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.

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Published on September 15, 2017
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