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Book Review: John Otrompke on Arthur Peltomaa’s “Understanding Unconstitutionality: How a Country Lost Its Way”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, John Otrompke reviews Arthur Peltomaa’s book on Understanding Unconstitutionality: How a Country Lost Its Way (Teja Press, 2018). –John Otrompke, J.D. In 1985, the Supreme Court of Canada declared that all of the laws of Manitoba enacted in the last 95 years had been unconstitutional, because they had not been

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Published on October 13, 2019
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Book Review: Alice Valdesalici on Antonia Baraggia’s “Ordinamenti giuridici a confronto nell’era della crisi. La condizionalità economica in Europa e negli Stati nazionali”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Alice Valdesalici reviews Antonia Baraggia’s Ordinamenti giuridici a confronto nell’era della crisi. La condizionalità economica in Europa e negli Stati nazionali (G. Giappichelli Editore 2017).] —Alice Valdesalici, Senior Researcher, Institute for Comparative Federalism Antonia Baraggia’s book–Ordinamenti giuridici a confronto nell’era della crisi. La condizionalità economica in

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Published on October 9, 2019
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Book Review: Alicia Pastor y Camarasa on Eneida Desiree Salgado’s “Reforma Política”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Alicia Pastor y Camarasa reviews Eneida Desiree Salgado’s book “Reforma Política” (Editora Contracorrente 2018) –Alicia Pastor y Camarasa, PhD candidate, Centre de recherche sur l’Etat et la Constitution (CRECO), University of Louvain (Belgium) The demographics of Brazil’s parliament, overwhelmingly white and male, is at odds with its

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Published on October 2, 2019
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Book Review: Sophie Weerts on “La loi de la langue: Dialogue euro-indien” (Alain Supiot & Sitharamam Kakarala, eds.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Sophie Weerts reviews La loi de la langue: Dialogue euro-indien (Alain Supiot & Sitharamam Kakarala, eds., Schulthess 2017) —Sophie Weerts, University of Lausanne In 2012, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Nantes held a seminar on “Droit et Langage”, within the framework of the ‘Indian-European Advanced

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Published on September 28, 2019
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Book Review: Phillip Paiement on “Globalisation and Governance: International Problems, European Solutions” (Robert Schütze ed.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Phillip Paiement reviews Globalisation and Governance: International Problems, European Solutions (Robert Schütze ed., Cambridge 2018).] –Phillip Paiement, Tilburg Law School Which institutional architectures are best suited to govern the social and economic globalizations of the 21st Century? Have the 20th Century ambitions to realize universal internationalism given way

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Published on August 7, 2019
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Book Review: Andrea Scoseria Katz on “Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?” (Mark A. Graber et al., eds.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Andrea Scoseria Katz reviews Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? (Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson & Mark Tushnet, eds., Oxford 2018).] Is Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? Well, That Depends on How You Define “Constitutional,” “Democracy,” and “Crisis” –Andrea Scoseria Katz, Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History, New York University School

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Published on August 6, 2019
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Book Review: Alex Deagon on “Australian Constitutional Values” (Rosalind Dixon, ed.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Alex Deagon reviews Australian Constitutional Values (Rosalind Dixon, ed., Hart Publishing 2018). —Dr. Alex Deagon, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology Australian Constitutional Values is a bold, illuminating edited collection that articulates and investigates a ‘functionalist’ interpretation of the Australian Constitution.[1] According to the collection’s

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Published on August 1, 2019
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Book Review: Catarina Santos Botelho on Sabino Cassese’s “A World Government?”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Catarina Santos Botelho reviews Sabino Cassese’s book on A World Government? (Global Law Press/Editorial Derecho Global, Sevilla, 2018). –Catarina Santos Botelho, Catholic University of Portugal When opening Sabino Cassese’s book, one expects to find an open-minded and thought-provoking writing, with strong normative propositions and theoretical clarity. This fascinating

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Published on July 30, 2019
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Five Questions with Joana Mendes

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about her research. This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video interview with Joana Mendes, Professor of Comparative Administrative Law at the

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Published on July 26, 2019
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Invitation from I-CONnect — Books for Review

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin We are pleased to continue our practice of inviting our readers to express an interest in reviewing books in public law here at I-CONnect. The books we have received this purpose is available below. Benito Alaez Corral

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Published on July 19, 2019
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