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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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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 17 Issue 2 Table of Contents Editorial I•CON Foreword Ran Hirschl and Ayelet Shachar, Spatial statism Thirty Years from the Fall of the Berlin Wall: The World after 1989 Cora Chan, Thirty years from Tiananmen: China, Hong Kong, and the ongoing experiment to preserve liberal values in an authoritarian state Wen-Chen Chang, Back into

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Published on July 4, 2019
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I·CON Volume 17, Issue 1: Editorial

We invited Michaela Hailbronner, I•CON’s Book Review Editor, to contribute a Guest Editorial. Es kommen härtere Tage–Rough days are coming[1] In the summer of 2015, Isabel Feichtner, my predecessor as Book Review Editor at I•CON, wrote a powerful editorial for the European Journal of International Law.[2] Isabel was protesting the utter lack of solidarity with

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Published on May 14, 2019
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 17 Issue 1 Table of Contents Editorial Afterword: Doreen Lustig and J. H. H. Weiler and their critics Mila Versteeg, Understanding the third wave of judicial review: Afterword to the Foreword by Doreen Lustig and J. H. H. Weiler Julio Ríos-Figueroa, Judicial Review and Democratic Resilience: Afterword to the Foreword by Doreen Lustig and

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Published on May 10, 2019
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Special Announcement: I-CONnect Columnists for 2019

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law The editors of I-CONnect are pleased to announce our new slate of columnists for 2019: Dian A H Shah, William Partlett, Paola Bergallo, and Jill Goldenziel. We are confident that they will provide a diverse and fascinating set of voices, representing a range of regional and substantive

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Published on February 5, 2019
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Global Public Law Scholarship and Democracy (I·CON Volume 16, Issue 4: Editorial)

We invited Rosalind Dixon, member of the I·CON Editorial Board and Co-President of ICON·S, to write a Guest Editorial. Global public law scholarship and democracy Democracy worldwide is under stress: most quantitative measures suggest a measurable decline in the number of countries identified as fully democratic in recent decades.[1] Qualitative studies likewise suggest a notable

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Published on January 30, 2019
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 16 Issue 4 Table of Contents Editorial Honor Roll of Reviewers 2018 Articles David McGrogan, The population and the individual: The human rights audit as the governmentalization of global human rights governance Aylin Aydin-Cakir, The impact of judicial preferences and political context on constitutional court decisions: Evidence from Turkey Donald Bello Hutt, Measuring popular

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Published on January 29, 2019
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Nine Good Reads and One Viewing

—J. H. H. Weiler, New York University School of Law; Co-Editor-in-Chief, I·CON For the first time I have managed to post my Good Reads online before Christmas. I publish my pick from some of the books that have come my way during this past year. These are not book reviews in the classical and rigorous sense

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Published on December 7, 2018
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