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Scottish independence and the European Union (I·CON 12, Issue 3: Editorial)

—J. H. H. Weiler, Editorial Director, I·CON; President and Secretary General, European University Institute The following Editorial was written before the voting in Scotland took place. It expresses a negative view regarding the prospects of Scottish independence written from both a Euro-prudential perspective and a more general normative one. There is no place for gloating. The

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Published on November 6, 2014
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I.CON’s current issue (Table of Contents)

I.CON  Volume 12 Issue 3  Table of Contents Editorial Articles Robert Alexy, Formal principles: Some replies to critics Jan Komárek, National constitutional courts in the European constitutional democracy Nicole Scicluna, Politicization without democratization: How the Eurozone crisis is transforming EU law and politics Jeff King, Two ironies about American exceptionalism over social rights   Symposium:

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Published on November 5, 2014
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Fateful Elections? Investing in the Future of Europe (I·CON 12, Issue 2: Editorial)

—J. H. H. Weiler, Editorial Director, I·CON; President and Secretary General, European University Institute In a recent Editorial[1] I speculated on the potential transformative effect that the 2014 elections to the European Parliament might have on the democratic fortunes of Europe. I spoke of promise and risk. So now the results are out. How should we

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Published on August 8, 2014
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I.CON’s current issue (Table of Contents)

I.CONVolume 12 Issue 2Table of Contents Editorial Articles Maurice Adams, Disabling constitutionalism. Can the politics of the Belgian Constitution be explained? Greg Taylor, Convention by consensus: Constitutional conventions in Germany Eric C. Ip, The democratic foundations of judicial review under authoritarianism: Theory and evidence from Hong Kong   Symposium: Multipolar Administrative Law Sabino Cassese, Giulio

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Published on August 6, 2014
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I.CON’s current issue (Table of Contents)

I.CON Volume 12 Issue 1 Table of Contents Editorial Articles Ruth Rubio-Marín, The achievement of female suffrage in Europe: On women´s citizenship Günter Frankenberg, Human rights and the belief in a just world Aoife Nolan, Holding non-state actors to account for constitutional economic and social rights violations: Experiences and lessons from South Africa and Ireland

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Published on March 21, 2014
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Comparative methodology in I.CON’s recent issue

I.CON’s recent issue opens with two theoretical papers, each employing a comparative methodology in the theorization of constitutional ideas and practices. Focusing on originalist approaches in the United States and Australia, Lael Weis illustrates how a comparative work can advance our debates on constitutional interpretation. Apart from offering an insightful analysis of originalism and its potential justification,

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Published on December 28, 2013
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I.CON’s current issue (Table of Contents)

I.CON  Volume 11 Issue 4  Table of Contents Editorial Articles  Lael K. Weis, What comparativism tells us about originalism Scott Stephenson, Constitutional reengineering: Dialogue’s migration from Canada to Australia Mónica Brito Vieira and Filipe Carreira da Silva, Getting rights right: Explaining social rights constitutionalization in revolutionary Portugal   Reflections on Comparative Public Law: The German

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Published on December 25, 2013
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Join I·CON: Debate!

In our current issue we feature an I·CON: Debate! on strategic reasoning in the Israeli Supreme Court. In a landmark case, the Court decided to set a principle while delaying a concrete ruling until the legislature fleshes out particular legal arrangements in accordance with this principle. In the exchange, Haim Sandberg and Barak Medina suggest different analyses and opposite

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Published on September 30, 2013
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I·CON 11 Issue 3: Editorial

The Arab Fall? Spring is meant to be followed by summer, when buds turn into flowers, when promise and hope turn into reality. This kind of summer seems to have skipped Egypt and the Fall is upon us. The only thing that I find surprising, or perhaps not so surprising, is the hand wringing over

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Published on September 26, 2013
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Preview of I·CON’s next issue (Table of Contents)

I.CON  Volume 11 Issue 3  Table of Contents     Editorial Articles  Virgílio Afonso da Silva, Deciding without deliberating Panu Minkkinen, Political constitutionalism vs. political constitutional theory: Law, power and politics     Symposium: Constitutional Transitions in the Middle East Sujit Choudhry, Introduction Mohammad Fadel, Judicial legitimacy and the Legitimacy of Islamic State Law Clark

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Published on September 21, 2013
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