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Video Interview: Courts and Constitution-Making Featuring Will Partlett

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

In this installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Will Partlett on the role of courts in constitution-making.

In the interview, we discuss constitution-making in general, his recent work on constitution-making in Russia and post-communist countries, as well as the relationship between political culture and constitutional structure. We also explore how to conceptualize a democratically legitimate role for courts in the process of constitution-making.

Will Partlett is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He writes in the fields of comparative constitutional and criminal law, with a particular interest in how law can be used to undermine human rights and erode pluralistic democratic governance in transitional societies. He holds degrees from Princeton, Stanford and Oxford.

The full interview runs 31 minutes, and is available here.


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