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2014 I-CONnect Year-in-Review

–The Editors

As we near the end of 2014, we pause to thank you for reading I-CONnect, for sending us your submissions, and for sharing so generously your advice and suggestions for how best to serve the global community of comparative public law scholars.

2014 was a year of continuity and innovation here at I-CONnect.

As we have done since our first day in the Fall of 2012, we continued to provide a forum for deep analysis of new and enduring questions in public law. We continued to feature timely posts on recent developments in public law around the world. We also continued to publish critical reviews of exciting new scholarship, both books and articles.

This year, we created a new series on “What’s New in Comparative Public Law,” a weekly curated reading list of news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. We thank our contributors Mohamed AbdelaalRohan AlvaAngelique DevauxMargaret Lan Xiao and M. Patrick Yingling for making “What’s New” a must-read for comparative public law scholars every Monday when it is published on our pages. We also developed a new audio and video interview series. This new series features scholars in conversation with I-CONnect on country-specific or subject-matter topics of interest to comparativists. We are also pleased to have entered into a fruitful partnership with IUS Publicum Network review.

Over the past year, we published posts on public law from over 40 countries, including Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bhutan, Canada, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States. We owe a debt of gratitude to our many contributors, and we look forward to featuring even more countries in 2015.

We thank Dapo Akande, Anny Bremner, Sujit ChoudhryRan Hirschl, Anna Sodersten and all dear friends of I-CONnect for advice and suggestions.

We reserve our biggest thanks to Joseph Weiler, whose vision is at the origin of I-CONnect, as it is for many of the most important developments and collaborations in comparative, European and international law.

As always, we welcome your observations, recommendations and criticisms about I-CONnect by email at

Best wishes for 2015!

Tom Ginsburg, David Landau & Richard Albert


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