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Self-healing Constitutions

—Bryan Dennis G. Tiojanco, Project Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. Twitter: @botiojanco [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2022 columnists, see here.] Last month MIT News reported that we have finally opened a window to why ancient Roman concrete structures can last

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Published on February 8, 2023
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Latin American Constitutional Law and Green Constitutionalism: A Path Forward

–José Ignacio Hernández G., Law Professior, Catholic University and Central University (Venezuela); Invited Professor, Pontifical University (Dominican Republic), and La Coruña and Castilla-La Mancha Universities (Spain); Fellow, Growth Lab-Harvard Kennedy School Introduction As Ricardo Hausmann explains, to achieve energy transition goals, it is necessary to electrify the economy or, in other words, decarbonize the economy.

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Published on January 20, 2023
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The Taliban and Islamic Constitutionalism in Afghanistan: Reviving an Old Episode?

—Shamshad Pasarlay, Visiting Lecturer, The University of Chicago School of Law [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more information on our 2022 columnists, see here.] Within the thriving body of the literature on constitutionalism, “Islamic constitutionalism” continues to be understudied and undertheorized. Although the constitutional experiences of Muslim states have been

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Published on December 23, 2022
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Comparative Common Good Constitutionalism: A Latin American Perspective

—José Ignacio Hernández G., Fellow, Growth Lab-Center for International Development Harvard; Professor of Administrative Law at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello; Invited Professor, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, and Tashkent University Adrian Vermeule has recently proposed a new legal theory to interpret the U.S. Constitution that departs from originalism and living constitutionalism: the common good constitutionalism (CGC).[i] At

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Published on December 9, 2022
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Towards a New Relationship Between Courts and the Public?

—Maartje De Visser, Singapore Management University, Yong Pung How School of Law [Editor’s Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our 2022 columnists, see here.] To mark its 70th anniversary, the German Bundesverfassungsgericht released several new informational videos that showcase its justices explaining the court’s internal functioning and some

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Published on December 7, 2022
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Facing climate change in the Brazilian Supreme Court: The right to a healthy environment as a human right

—Luís Roberto Barroso, Justice at the Brazilian Supreme Court; Professor of Law at the Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ and University Center of Brasília – CEUB; L.L.M., Yale Law School. S.J.D., Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ; Post-doctoral studies as Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School; Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

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Published on December 5, 2022
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There is no Comparatist Heaven of Constitutional Concepts

—Bryan Dennis G. Tiojanco, Project Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. Twitter: @botiojanco [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2022 columnists, see here.] “An exercise in conceptual clarification.” This is how Gary Jacobsohn described his and Yaniv Roznai’s coauthored book, Constitutional Revolution.[1] For them

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Published on November 2, 2022
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International Democracy and United States Constitution Day: Why American Constitutionalists Should Pay More Attention to Democracy

—Miguel Schor, Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Drake University Constitutional Law Center By a happy calendrical coincidence, United Nations International Democracy Day, which falls on September 15, is observed two days before United States Constitution Day. This coincidence provides an opportunity to reflect on the linkages between democracy and our constitution. As

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Published on September 15, 2022
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Jacobsohn & Roznai’s Machiavellian Insights for our Machiavellian Moment

—Bryan Dennis G. Tiojanco, Project Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. Twitter: @botiojanco [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2022 columnists, see here.] Motivating Gary Jacobsohn & Yaniv Roznai’s Constitutional Revolution (2020) are a series of Machiavellian moments, times when a profound political

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Published on September 7, 2022
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The Kenyan Supreme Court Writes a New chapter in the History of the Rule of Law in Africa

—Stephanie Rothenberger, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Programme for Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa [Editors’ Note: This is the first post in a symposium on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in Kenya, through which President Uhuru Kenyatta attempted to introduce the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Among the various reforms proposed therein, the bill introduced

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Published on August 20, 2022
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