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Black Belt Constitutionalism: Considering “Street fighting” as a Constitutional Essential

–Ursus Eijkelenberg, University of Manchester, Zeit-Stiftung Not too long ago I watched the BBC documentary ‘Putin, Russia and the West’, a fascinating piece of political journalism and film-making. The work documents a big part of Putin’s rise to power, both his tactics and techniques in acquiring and consolidating power nationally as well as his foreign

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Published on October 20, 2018
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Democratic Erosion and Militant Democracy

–Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, The University of Chicago Law School In 1937, the German political scientist Karl Loewenstein published a two-part article that coined the term militant democracy.[1]  Concerned with the inadequate democratic response to the rising threat of fascism, he called for a set of legislative and legal techniques that would allow democracy

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Published on October 18, 2018
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The Irrelevance of Liberal Constitutionalists: Germany, India and the United States (I-CONnect Column)

—Menaka Guruswamy, Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and Advocate, Supreme Court of India [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

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Published on January 25, 2017
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Time to View Democratic Decay as a Unified Research Field?

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law Each passing month brings more warnings of global democratic decay, which we might loosely define as the incremental degradation of the structures and substance of liberal democracy, as distinct from a clear and rapid breakdown of democratic rule. September began with a speech by the UN

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Published on September 30, 2016
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