Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 16 Issue 2

Table of Contents


I.CON Foreword

Doreen Lustig and J.H.H. Weiler, Judicial review in the contemporary world—Retrospective and prospective

Focus on Asia 

Setting the scene

Johannes Chan, A storm of unprecedented ferocity: The shrinking space of the right to political participation, peaceful demonstration and judicial independence in Hong Kong


Tarunabh Khaitan, Directive principles and the expressive accommodation of ideological dissenters

Melissa Crouch, Dictators, democrats and constitutional dialogue: Myanmar’s Constitutional Tribunal

Michael Ramsden, Judging socio-economic rights in Hong Kong

 Symposium: Constitutional rights in South Asia 

Madhav Khosla and Jamal Greene, Constitutional rights in South Asia: Introduction

Raeesa Vakil, Constitutionalizing administrative law in the Indian Supreme Court: Natural justice and fundamental rights

Moeen H. Cheema, Two steps forward one step back: The non-linear expansion of judicial power in Pakistan

Mara Malagodi, Challenges and opportunities of gender equality litigation in Nepal

Deepa Das Acevedo, Gods’ homes, men’s courts, women’s rights

Critical review of jurisprudence

Jaclyn L. Neo, Definitional questions: A critique of the definition of religion and essential practice tests to allocate constitutional protection

Yoomin Won, The role of international human rights law in South Korean constitutional court practice: An empirical study of decisions from 1988 to 2015

The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2017 global review of constitutional law

Andrew James Harding, Jaclyn L. Neo, Dian A. H. Shah, Wilson Tay Tze Vern, Malaysia: The state of liberal democracy

Moeen Cheema, Pakistan: The state of liberal democracy

Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, Thailand: The state of liberal democracy

Book reflection

Kevin Y.L. Tan, Spectres of comparison

Review essays

Fu Hualing and Zhai Xiaobo, What makes the Chinese Constitution socialist? Review of Qin Quanhong and Ye Haobo, Socialist Constitutionalism

Maria Adele Carrai, Confucianism reconstructed: The violence of history and the making of constitutionalism in East Asia. Review of Jiang Qing. A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China’s Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future (edited by Daniel A. Bell & Ruiping Fan); Son Ngoc Bui. Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia

Yasuo Hasebe, The Supreme Court of Japan, One Step Forward (but only discreetly). Review of Katsumi Chiba, Iken-Shinsa: Sono Shôten no Sadame-kata (Constitutional Review: How to Focus on Issues); Tokiyasu Fujita, Saikôsai Kaisô-Roku (Memoirs of a Supreme Court Justice); Tokuji Izumi, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Hajime Yamamoto and Towa Ni’imura, Ippo Mae-e Deru Shihô: Izumi Tokuji Moto-Saikôsai-Hanji ni Kiku (The Judiciary, One Step Forward: Conversations with Former Justice Tokuji Izumi

Book reviews

Po Jen Yap, Courts and Democracies in Asia (Richard H. Pildes)

Scott Newton. The Constitutional Systems of the Independent Central Asian States: A Contextual Analysis (Mavluda Sattorova)

Mark Tushnet and Madhav Khosla, Unstable Constitutionalism – Law and Politics in South Asia (Po Jen Yap and Chintan Chandrachud)

Chaihark Hahm & Sung Ho Kim. Making We the People: Democratic Constitutional Founding in Postwar Japan and South Korea (Cheryl Saunders)

Jaclyn L. Neo (ed.). Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Theory and Practice (Mark Tushnet)

Jiunn-rong Yeh, The Constitution of Taiwan: A Contextual Analysis (Chien-Chih Lin)

Melissa Crouch, Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the courts in West Java (Dian A. H. Shah)

Anuj Bhuwania, Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India (Aparna Chandra)

Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, รัฐธรรมนูญ ประวัติศาสตร์ข้อความคิด อำนาจสถาปนา และการเปลี่ยนผ่าน (Rattathammanoon-Prawatsart-Korkwamkid-amnaj-sathapana-lae-karn-plian-parnn) (Constitution: history, constituent power, and transition) (Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang)

Benjamin Schonthal, Buddhism, Politics and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic Constitutionalism of Sri Lanka (Jaclyn L. Neo)

Shitong QiaoChinese Small Property: The Co-Evolution of Law and Social Norms (Weitseng Chen)

Tong Zhiwei, The Reform and Renewal of China’s Constitutional System (Zhongguo xianzhi zhi weixin中国宪制之维新) (Albert H.Y. Chen)

Eva Pils, Human Rights in China: A Social Practice in the Shadow of Authoritarianism (Kelley Loper)



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *