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ICON Editorial: COVID-19 and ICON

—Gráinne de Búrca & J.H.H. Weiler, Co-Editors-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law We are pulled in opposite directions in the face of a global upending of normal life. At one level it is reassuring, even if hunkered down at home, as is our editorial team in six different countries, to continue serenely with our normal

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Published on March 26, 2020
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Wiley and the European Law Journal

—Gráinne de Búrca & J.H.H. Weiler, Co-Editors-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law It is, we believe, unprecedented that both Editors-in-Chief and the entire Editorial and Scientific Advisory Board of a learned journal should resign en masse in protest at the high-handed behavior of the commercial publisher. But that is what has happened at the European

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Published on February 5, 2020
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ICON Volume 17, Issue 4: Editorial

EOur Book Review Editor, Michaela Hailbronner, and Associate Editor, Marcela Prieto Rudolphy, join Editor-in-Chief, Gráinne de Búrca, in writing this Editorial. Gender in academic publishing In this editorial we raise a question which has been asked by many others before in different contexts[1]: where are the women in academia, and how do those who are

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Published on January 23, 2020
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ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents

Volume 17 Issue 4 Table of Contents Editorial Honor Roll of Reviewers 2019 Honoring Jürgen Habermas Seyla Benhabib, For Jürgen Habermas on his 90th birthday Jean L. Cohen, My/our debt to Habermas Oliver Gerstenberg, Radical democracy and the rule of law: Reflections on J. Habermas’s legal philosophy Frank I. Michelman, Legitimacy and moral support Cheryl

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Published on January 21, 2020
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Special Announcement: I-CONnect Columnists for 2020

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of I-CONnect are pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2020: Sofia Ranchordas, Andrea Scoseria Katz, Alexander Hudson, and Yvonne Tew. We are confident that they will provide a diverse and fascinating set of voices, representing a range of regional and substantive areas

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Published on January 11, 2020
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JHH Weiler, Co-Editor in Chief, in Conversation with Professor Wojciech Sadurski

—J.H.H. Weiler, Co-Editor in Chief, ICON, and Wojciech Sadurski, University of Sydney One of the more ‘elegant’ ways of restricting freedom of political speech and academic freedom is to use libel and defamation laws. It has increasingly become the weapon of choice of various political actors and regimes. Nobody would gainsay that academics may libel

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Published on December 13, 2019
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10 Good Reads

––J. H. H. Weiler, New York University School of Law; Co-Editor-in-Chief, I·CON It is the time of year once more when I publish my pick from some of the books that came my way since my last “Good Reads” listing. These are not book reviews in the classical and rigorous sense of the word, for which

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Published on December 9, 2019
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I·CON Volume 17, Issue 3: Editorial

On My Way Out – Advice to Young Scholars VI: WeakPoint, On the Uses and Abuses of PowerPoint I have most certainly reached the final phase of my academic and professional career and as I look back I want to offer, for what it is worth, some dos and don’ts on different topics to younger

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Published on September 19, 2019
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ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents

Volume 17 Issue 3 Table of Contents Editorial Articles Bosko Tripkovic, The morality of foreign law Critical Review of Governance Ngoc Son Bui, Constitutional amendment in Laos Farrah Ahmed, Richard Albert and Adam Perry, Judging constitutional conventions Symposium: Weak-form Review in Comparative Perspective Mark Tushnet, Weak-form review: An introduction Swati Jhaveri, Interrogating dialogic theories of

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Published on September 18, 2019
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I·CON Volume 17, Issue 2: Editorial

Best Practice—Writing a Peer-Review Report The importance of peer review has, if anything, increased in recent times. The enthrallment of current academia with “objective” quantitative measures in the processes of selection, promotion and evaluation of academic performance has put a premium on publication in “peer-reviewed” journals. Instead of a faculty reading carefully the work and

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Published on July 9, 2019
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