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The Curious Case of the Taliban’s Judicial Empowerment

—Shamshad Pasarlay, Visiting Lecturer, The University of Chicago School of Law [Editor’s Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our 2022 columnists, see here.] Constitutional theorists have long debated a puzzling question: why do political officeholders choose to impose limits on their power and authorize apex courts to enforce

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Published on September 16, 2022
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Constitutional Authoritarian Populism in Tunisia

 –José Ignacio Hernández G., Catholic University Andrés Bello (Venezuela); Invited professor, Castilla-La Mancha University (Spain); Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Tunisia is the most recent example of an authoritarian backslide covered by constitutional formalities and boosted by populist rhetoric. Since July 25, 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied has adopted several authoritarian decisions that were justified as

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Published on September 9, 2022
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Self-Determination without Democracy: The Curious Case of the Horn of Africa

—Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] What course the postcolonial state and its people should take to achieve liberation and self-determination,

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Published on July 28, 2021
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Symposium |Constitutional Struggles in Asia | Part II | Political Cartels and the Judicialization of Authoritarian Politics in Indonesia

[Editor’s Note: In light of recent constitutional (or some may say, unconstitutional) developments, I-CONnect is pleased to feature this timely symposium examining constitutional struggles in Asia. This is part II of a five part series, in addition to the Introduction.] —Herlambang P. Wiratraman, Faculty of Law, Airlangga University The Context The recent rise of authoritarianism

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Published on February 21, 2021
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Symposium on The Legacies of Trumpism and Constitutional Democracy in the United States | Part IV | The Life of the Party

[Editor’s Note: In light of this week’s inauguration, I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-part symposium on the state of US constitutionalism after Trump. The introduction to the symposium can be found here.] —Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University American democracy looked strong in the 2020 election.  Record numbers of Americans turned out to vote.  Election

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Published on January 23, 2021
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Symposium on The Legacies of Trumpism and Constitutional Democracy in the United States | Part III | Decentralization and Resistance to Authoritarianism

[Editor’s Note: In light of this week’s inauguration, I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-part symposium on the state of US constitutionalism after Trump. The introduction to the symposium can be found here.] —James A. Gardner, University at Buffalo School of Law We are in the midst of a global pandemic not just of coronavirus,

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Published on January 22, 2021
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Bolsonaro’s Unconstitutional Support for the Brazilian Civil-Military Dictatorship of 1964-1985

—Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development;Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Jair Bolsonaro was recently elected in an election tainted, particularly, by his long-held defense of the Brazilian dictatorship of 1964-1985. Once he took office, despite

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Published on April 12, 2019
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Towards a Concept of Constitutional Authoritarianism: The Venezuelan Experience

—José Ignacio Hernández G., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Universidad Central (Venezuela); Center for International Development, Harvard University Democracy is in crisis. With this sentence Michael J. Abramowitz introduced the 2018 Freedom House report.[1] In a similar vein, Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson and Mark Tushnet recently concluded that constitutional democracy appears in trouble throughout the world.[2]

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Published on December 13, 2018
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Assessing the Risks of Constitutional Revisions (I-CONnect Column)

—Aslı Bâli, UCLA School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four columnists for

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Published on September 3, 2017
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The Return of the Sovereign: A Look at the Rule of Law in Hungary – and in Europe

—Renata Uitz, Central European University [Cross-posted from, and initially published on, Verfassungsblog] Spring arrived in Budapest with sunshine, magnolias in full bloom, hordes of stag partiers from the U.K. – and a sovereign ready to fight against foreign invaders by legal means. After a lengthy media and political campaign against migrants, foreign influence and George

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Published on April 5, 2017
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