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The Lectern and the Pulpit. Mind the Gap!

—Kyriakos N. Kotsoglou, Northumbria University and Rodrigo G. Cadore, Hans Kelsen Research Group, University of Freiburg, Germany. I. The Value of Silence When everything else fails, Hans Kelsen is the go-to straw man. Caricaturing the Pure Theory of Law (hereafter PTL) is an established sub-genre of legal scholarship. A recent post in Verfassungsblog by Paolo

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Published on April 2, 2022
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Book Review: Gabrielle Appleby and Lorne Neudorf  on “The Rule of Law Under Fire?”(Raymond Wacks)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Gabrielle Appleby and Lorne Neudorf  review Raymond Wacks’ book on The Rule of Law Under Fire? (Hart Publishing, 2021).] —Gabrielle Appleby, University of New South Wales and Lorne Neudorf, University of Adelaide In his newly published book, The Rule of Law Under Fire?, Raymond Wacks claims

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Published on March 31, 2022
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In Memory – Professor Ronald Dworkin (11 December 1931-14 February 2013)

  I was fortunate to study with giants who are no longer in the physical realm: Isaiah Berlin, Jerry Cohen, Wilfrid Knapp, Geoffrey Marshall and Jack Pole. I mourned their death when they passed away. I still mourn their death as they are very much alive in my memory and soul. And now another giant

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Published on March 5, 2013
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Constitutional Comparativism and Splendid Isolation?

—Jaakko Husa, Professor, Legal Culture and Legal Linguistics, University of Lapland, Finland Long gone are the days when comparative law was ruled by private law scholars only. After the collapse of socialism we have experienced a global expansion of constitutionalism, judicial review, and human rights. Comparative constitutional law now has much more vigor than it

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Published on October 30, 2012
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