Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: authoritarian constitutionalism

  • Book Review: Jaclyn Neo on Kevin Y.L. Tan’s “The Constitution of Singapore: A Contextual Analysis”

    [Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Jaclyn Neo reviews Kevin Y.L. Tan’s book on The Constitution of Singapore: A Contextual Analysis.] Contextualizing the Singapore Constitutionalist Paradox –Jaclyn L. Neo,* Assistant Professor of Law, National University of Singapore Befitting of his status as one of the foremost legal historians in Singapore, Kevin YL Tan’s masterful introduction to Singapore constitutional law starts at the beginning.

  • On Abusive Constitutionalism: Two Critical Impulses

    —Jorge González-Jácome, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia The relationship between constitutionalism and authoritarianism is not simple. Some might argue that they are opposing concepts but a very suggestive article by David Landau has coined the term abusive constitutionalism to refer to the use of tools of constitutional amendment and constitutional replacement used by would-be autocrats to undermine the democratic order and perpetuate their own power.