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A Review of Iceland’s Draft Constitution from the Comparative Constitutions Project

–Zachary Elkins, University of Texas; Tom Ginsburg,University of Chicago;                James Melton,University College London On the heels of an extraordinarily interesting experiment in constitutional design by crowdsourcing, Iceland is headed to the polls this week to test the public’s reaction to the draft constitution.  This draft is a proposed revision of

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Published on October 15, 2012
Author:          Filed under: Analysis, Iceland, Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins
 
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The Wisdom of Crowds: Iceland citizen’s commission submits draft

Iceland’s Constitutional Council, composed of 25 ordinary citizens publicly elected by their peers, has submitted its draft constitution he to the Althingi, the country’s parliament. The Council had posted the draft constitution on the net in April, and worked through many re-drafts in response to 3600 written comments from the public. As one might expect,

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Published on July 31, 2011
Author:          Filed under: hp, Iceland, Tom Ginsburg