Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Author: Arie Rosen

  • Comparative methodology in I.CON’s recent issue

    I.CON’s recent issue opens with two theoretical papers, each employing a comparative methodology in the theorization of constitutional ideas and practices. Focusing on originalist approaches in the United States and Australia, Lael Weis illustrates how a comparative work can advance our debates on constitutional interpretation.

  • I.CON’s current issue (Table of Contents)

    I.CON  Volume 11 Issue 4  Table of Contents Editorial Articles  Lael K. Weis, What comparativism tells us about originalism Scott Stephenson, Constitutional reengineering: Dialogue’s migration from Canada to Australia Mónica Brito Vieira and Filipe Carreira da Silva, Getting rights right: Explaining social rights constitutionalization in revolutionary Portugal   Reflections on Comparative Public Law: The German Perspective Armin von Bogdandy and J.H.H.

  • Join I·CON: Debate!

    In our current issue we feature an I·CON: Debate! on strategic reasoning in the Israeli Supreme Court. In a landmark case, the Court decided to set a principle while delaying a concrete ruling until the legislature fleshes out particular legal arrangements in accordance with this principle.

  • I·CON 11 Issue 3: Editorial

    The Arab Fall? Spring is meant to be followed by summer, when buds turn into flowers, when promise and hope turn into reality. This kind of summer seems to have skipped Egypt and the Fall is upon us. The only thing that I find surprising, or perhaps not so surprising, is the hand wringing over the military coup d’état, a definite setback for constitutional democracy.

  • Preview of I·CON’s next issue (Table of Contents)

    I.CON  Volume 11 Issue 3  Table of Contents     Editorial Articles  Virgílio Afonso da Silva, Deciding without deliberating Panu Minkkinen, Political constitutionalism vs. political constitutional theory: Law, power and politics     Symposium: Constitutional Transitions in the Middle East Sujit Choudhry, Introduction Mohammad Fadel, Judicial legitimacy and the Legitimacy of Islamic State Law Clark Lombardi, Reconciling islamization and democratization Asli Bali, Courts and Constitutional Transition: Lessons from the Turkish Case Turkuler Isiksel, Between text and context: Turkey’s tradition of authoritarian constitutionalism Ozan Varol, The Turkish “Model” of Civil-Military Relations   I·CON: Debate!  Haim Sandberg, Strategic considerations behind normative explanations: Lessons from Israel’s supreme court takings case Barak Medina, Strategic considerations behind normative explanations: A reply to Haim Sandberg  Haim Sandberg, Strategic considerations behind normative explanations: A rejoinder to Barak Medina   I.CON

  • I.CON for political scientists

    The International Journal of Constitutional Law (I.CON) publishes scholarship in the areas of political science, international studies and law & society. We have put together a collection of relevant articles and symposia from the last two years and made them freely available online.

  • I·CON Book Forum

    The current issue of I·CON features an exchange between Alec Stone Sweet and Nico Krisch on Krisch’s recent book, Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Post-National Law. We are happy to provide free access to this exchange for I·CONnect readers and to invite you to join the discussion on this blog.

  • Petersen on the use of social sciences in constitutional adjudication

    In I·CON’s latest issue, Niels Petersen discusses the role of empirical assumptions in constitutional adjudication, and evaluates different strategies for using social science evidence. We have made this article freely available to I·CONnect readers, and we invite you to join the discussion of this important topic.

  • Preview of I·CON’s next issue (Table of Contents)

    I·CON Volume 11 Issue 2 Table of Contents Editorial Articles Niels Petersen. Avoiding the common-wisdom fallacy: The role of social sciences in constitutional adjudication Benjamin L. Berger. Children of two logics: A way into Canadian constitutional culture Carlos Bernal. Unconstitutional constitutional amendments in the case study of Colombia: An analysis of the justification and meaning of the constitutional replacement doctrine Swati Jhaveri.

  • Join I·CON: Debate!

      In our current issue we feature an I·CON: Debate! on the ECtHR decision in Lautsi v. Italy. We are happy to provide free access to this debate for I·CONnect readers and to invite you to join the debate in this forum.