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ICON-S Conference Reading List

In honour of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Annual Conference, 1-3 July 2019, we have curated a collection of journal articles, book chapters, and Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles on the subject of this year's conference theme “Public Law in Times of Change?”.

All content from the International Journal of Constitutional LawOxford Scholarship Online and MPECCoL listed below is free to access until 31st August 2019.

Oxford Scholarship Online

The Principles of Constitutionalism, N. W. Barber, 2018

The Moral Appeal of Legal Monism
Legal Monism: Law, Philosophy, and Politics, Paul Gragl, 2018

Constitutional Isomorphs: Beyond Collective Self-Government
Beyond the People: Social Imaginary and Constituent Imagination, Zoran Oklopcic, 2018

Constitutional Identity
The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication, Bosko Tripkovic, 2017

The EU Right to Asylum: An Individual Entitlement to (Access) International Protection
Accessing Asylum in Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls and Refugee Rights under EU Law, Violeta Moreno-Lax, 2017

Constitutional Crisis and Constitutional Rot
Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?, (Ed.) Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson, Mark Tushnet, 2018

Territorial Cleavages and Constitutional Transitions: Political Mobilization, Constitution-Making Processes, and Constitutional Design
Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions, (Ed.) George Anderson and Sujit Choudhry, 2019

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law




Executive Privilege

Hate Speech


Individual Rights

Interpretation of Constitutions


Pouvoir Constituant

Ratification of Constitutions

Rigid (Entrenched) / Flexible Constitutions

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International Journal of Constitutional Law

From comparative constitutional law to comparative constitutional studies
Ran Hirschl. Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2013

Why (constitutional) law matters: A debate
Alon Harel. Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2015

Transnational constitutionalism and a limited doctrine of unconstitutional constitutional amendment
Rosalind Dixon and David Landau. Volume 13, Issue 3, July 2015

The End of the Eurocrats’ Dream: Adjusting to European Diversity
Damian Chalmers, Markus Jachtenfuchs, and Christian Joerges. Volume 15, Issue 1, 1 January 2017

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Further Reading

Winner of the 2018 ICON-S Book Prize
Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments: The Limits of Amendment Powers

Winner of the 2018 ICON-S Book Prize
Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism after the Arab Spring

Poland's Constitutional Breakdown

Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions

Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?

The Principles of Constitutionalism

Beyond the People: Social Imaginary and Constituent Imagination

Accessing Asylum in Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls and Refugee Rights under EU Law

Legal Monism: Law, Philosophy, and Politics