Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: hyper-presidentialism

  • Symposium |Constitutional Struggles in Asia | Part I | Drifting Between Democracy and Despotism in Sri Lanka

    [Editor’s Note: In light of recent constitutional (or some may say, unconstitutional) developments, I-CONnect is pleased to feature this timely symposium examining constitutional struggles in Asia. This is part I of a five part series, in addition to the Introduction.] — Mario Gomez, Executive Director, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka once more, entered the fold of constitutional authoritarianism with the passage of the 20th Amendment to the constitution in October 2020.

  • Presidentialism and the Crisis of Governance in Brazil

    [Editor’s Note: This is the fourth entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Luiz Guilherme Arcaro Conci, Pontifical University of Sao Paulo Brazil was the only American country that, once independent (1822), established a national monarchy that reigned for almost eighty years[1].