Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Electoral Reform

  • Special Issue on “Electoral Reform in Constitutional Democracies”

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School I-CONnect readers may be interested in a special issue of the peer-reviewed Election Law Journal on the subject of Electoral Reform in Constitutional Democracies, guest edited by Michael Pal (Ottawa) and me. Mike and I observed a couple of years ago that countries across the globe were undergoing major electoral reforms that would have implications for the robustness of their democratic procedures and outcomes, and that could in many cases determine whether liberal constitutionalism survives in those jurisdictions.

  • The Italian Constitutional Court Rules on Electoral System

    –Giacomo Delledonne (PhD in Constitutional Law, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa) and Giovanni Boggero (PhD in Public Law, Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”, Alessandria) On January 25, 2017 the Italian Constitutional Court issued a press release, announcing the key points of its decision concerning the electoral law passed by Parliament in 2015 (the so-called Italicum).

  • Chain Reaction: Constitutional Change Through Election Law Reform in Italy–Likely Scenarios After the Recent Reform of the Parliament Election Law

    —Erik Longo (University of Macerata) and Andrea Pin (University of Padua)[1] While many people’s eyes were on UK general elections, another European country was setting out for a decisive constitutional shift. In the past, Italians repeatedly tried to amend their bicameral structure, which is composed of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, but they never succeeded.

  • Video Interview: Developments in Italian Constitutional Law Featuring Cristina Fasone

    –Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Cristina Fasone on developments in Italian constitutional law. In the interview, we discuss the recent electoral reforms in Italy, the Constitutional Court’s case law on domestic matters and in connection with European Union and international law, current debates in Italian regionalism, and future lines of inquiry in Italian constitutional law.

  • Constitutional Reform in Grenada

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School The Constitution of Grenada, still today a statute of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, may soon become a truly Grenadian Constitution. Grenada is in the process of reforming its constitution to give its people a constitution of their own making.