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The Sociology of Comparative Constitutional Scholarship

poli sci/non-US focus

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Published on August 10, 2009
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Legal Rights in China

An interesting story here about the detention of a legal rights activist in China.

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Published on August 10, 2009
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Helmke and Rosenbluth on Judicial Independence

Gretchen Helmke, who has written earlier on many topics, including the politics of constitutional review in Argentina, has a new paper (gated) with Frances Rosenbluth about judicial independence from a comparative perspective: According to popular wisdom, judicial independence and the rule of law are essential features of modern democracy. Drawing on the growing comparative literature

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Published on August 8, 2009
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Comparative Constitutional Law and Visiting Professors

Yes, I admit it: I read Brian Leiter’s Blog. While it might not be as hard to admit that as it is to admit that I also read Above the Law, not all law professors freely admit that they read Leiter’s Blog. But of the many sources of helpful information it provides, one is information

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Published on August 8, 2009
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Investigations and the Supreme Court of Mexico

According to The New York Times, the Supreme Court of Mexico will be setting up a commission to investigate a fire at a day care center in June that resulted in 49 deaths.

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Published on August 7, 2009
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Conference on Comparative Constitutional Law

From the website of the Pace International Law Review, a conference on comparative constitutional law, described below: Pace International Law Review will hold a symposium entitled Comparative Constitutional Law: National Security Across the Globe. The symposium is scheduled to be held in November of 2009 as an all day event with multiple panelists and guest

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Published on August 7, 2009
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Constitution-Making and Democracy

In light of the current crisis of Honduras, Chile’s constitutional plight represents an interesting, contrasting case.While in Honduras the crisis started when the sitting President tried to bypass the Constitution’s prohibition against amendments aimed at allowing his own reelection, in Chile, a dictatorial regime managed to perpetuate important features of the military regime through the

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Published on August 4, 2009
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Zimbabwe begins constitution-making

Zimbabwe officially began the constitution-making process yesterday, a key part of the power-sharing agreement between long-time President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Look for this process

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Published on June 25, 2009
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The objective of the Comparative Constitutions Project is…

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Published on February 9, 2009
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