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Book Roundtable on Margit Cohn’s A Theory of the Executive Branch: Tension and Legality | Part 4 | Tension and Legality: Response to Commentators

—Margit Cohn, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law While writing this book, and after it was published, I hoped that academics would be interested in my work, to an extent that they would not only read the book but, hopefully, both understand its main points, and be driven to comment on some of the

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Published on July 27, 2021
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Book Roundtable on Margit Cohn’s A Theory of the Executive Branch: Tension and Legality | Part 3 | Thinking About Executive Power

—Conor Casey, University of Liverpool School of Law “There is nothing new under the sun” we are told in Ecclesiastes (1:9). This aphorism applies with particular force to public law scholarship, where we see the same conceptual and normative battles being waged in cyclical fashion by successive scholarly generations. Whether it’s over the pros and

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Published on July 24, 2021
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Book Roundtable on Margit Cohn’s A Theory of the Executive Branch: Tension and Legality | Part 2 | To the Executive Branch and Beyond

—Mark A. Graber, University of Maryland Carey School of Law Professor Margit Cohn has written a book that is terrific on two dimensions.  The first concerns substance. Readers will be a lot smarter than they were before reading A Theory of Executive Branch.  Professor Cohnhas much to teach constitutional scholars in the United States, the

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Published on July 24, 2021
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Book Roundtable on Margit Cohn’s A Theory of the Executive Branch: Tension and Legality | Part 1 | Politics as Law: Understanding How (Normatively and Descriptively) to Regulate the Executive Power

—Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School I offer three comments on Professor Cohn’s terrific book, the first and second focused on the implications for law of her analysis, the third sketching a broader jurisprudential “take” on the material. 1. Justice Jackson’s categories. Early in the book, and reiterated later, Professor Cohn mentions Justice Jackson’s three categories

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Published on July 23, 2021
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Introduction: Book Roundtable on Margit Cohn’s A Theory of the Executive Branch: Tension and Legality

—Rivka Weill, Harry Radzyner Law School, IDC Professor Margit Cohn’s A Theory of the Executive Branch: Tension and Legality, published by Oxford University Press, could not have been timelier. It arrives on the bookshelves as democratic backsliding and the spread of Covid-19 redefine the relationship between the rule of law and executive power. In this

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Published on July 23, 2021
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Taking Constitutional Statecraft Beyond the Courts – a Book Review of Yvonne Tew’s “Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Ming-Sung Kuo reviews Yvonne Tew’s book on Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts (Oxford University Press, 2020)] — Ming-Sung Kuo, Associate Professor, University of Warwick, UK National experiences in Asia have abundantly enriched the gene pool of comparative constitutional law thanks to great efforts of scholars from

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Published on May 7, 2021
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Book Review: Eleonora Bottini on “Italian Populism and Constitutional Law. Strategies, Conflicts and Dilemmas” (Giacomo Delledonne, Giuseppe Martinico, Matteo Monti, Fabio Pacini, eds.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Eleonora Bottini reviews Giacomo Delledonne, Giuseppe Martinico, Matteo Monti, Fabio Pacini’s book on “Italian Populism and Constitutional Law. Strategies, Conflicts and Dilemmas” (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2020).] —Eleonora Bottini, Professor of Public Law, University of Caen Normandy (France) In the weeks following the rise to power of the anti-populist

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Published on April 24, 2021
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Book Review: Stefanus Hendrianto on Joshua Neoh’s “Law, Love and Freedom: From the Sacred to the Secular”

Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Stefanus Hendrianto reviews Joshua Neoh’s book on Law, Love and Freedom: From the Sacred to the Secular (Cambridge University Press, 2019) –Stefanus Hendrianto, SJ, PhD, University of San Francisco When Joe Biden entered the campaign of the 2020 election, he adopted a catchphrase to describe the election as

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Published on January 31, 2021
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Book Review: Sabrina Ragone on “An Uneven Balance? A Legal Analysis of Power Asymmetries between National Parliaments in the EU” (Hoai-Thu Nguyen)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Sabrina Ragone reviews Hoai-Thu Nguyen’s book on An Uneven Balance? A Legal Analysis of Power Asymmetries between National Parliaments in the EU (Eleven Publishing, 2018).] —Sabrina Ragone, Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Bologna. The volume An Uneven Balance? A Legal Analysis of Power Asymmetries between

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Published on December 24, 2020
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Book Review: Orlando Scarcello on “Populism and Democracy” (Sascha Hardt, Aalt Willem Heringa and Hoai-Thu Nguyen, eds.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Orlando Scarcello reviews Sascha Hardt, Aalt Willem Heringa and Hoai-Thu Nguyen’s book on Populism and Democracy (Eleven Publishing, 2020).] —Orlando Scarcello, Postdoctoral Researcher in Public law, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome. What is populism and what does it have to do with democracy? Questions of this kind

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Published on December 17, 2020
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