Book Review by Dr. Oleschak: “Goat Days” by Benyamin
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Book Review by Dr. Oleschak: “Goat Days” by Benyamin

by  Dr. Rekha Oleschak is senior research fellow at the Institute of Federalism, Switzerland. “Goat Days” by Benyamin. Penguin Books, 2012. <https://www.amazon.com/Goat-Days-Benyamin-Joseph-Koyippally/dp/0143416332&gt;  “I too have an arbab of my own. The one who walks in front of me is the custodian of all my dreams, the visible god who will fulfil all my ambitions.”  The … Continue reading

Why the Brexit debate might mark the end of Britain’s unwritten constitution
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Why the Brexit debate might mark the end of Britain’s unwritten constitution

Antje Wiener (PhD Carl) ist Professorin für Politikwissenschaft, insbesondere Global Governance an der Universität Hamburg und Gründungsherausgeberin der Zeitschrift Global Constitutionalism: Human Rights, Democracy, Rule of Law (Cambridge). Sie ist seit 2011 Mitglied der britischen Academy of the Social Sciences. Gegenwärtig ist sie Visiting Fellow Lauterpacht Centre for International Law an der Universität Cambridge. As … Continue reading

Four-nation Brexit: How the UK and devolved governments should work together on leaving the EU
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Four-nation Brexit: How the UK and devolved governments should work together on leaving the EU

  By Akash Paun and George Miller (Institute of Government) Following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), the Institute for Government has launched a major programme of work looking at the negotiations, the UK’s future relationship with the EU and the impact of Brexit on the UK as a union. Visit http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/brexit to … Continue reading

«Volkswille» und Verfassungsauslegung
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«Volkswille» und Verfassungsauslegung

Astrid Epiney ist Professorin und Direktorin am Institut für Europarecht der Universität Freiburg i. Ü. sowie Rektorin der Universität. Gastkommentar in der NZZ vom 1. Oktober 2016 über die Zuwanderungsinitiative[1] Es ist wenig hilfreich, mit dem Verweis auf einen «Volkswillen» zu insinuieren, der Nationalrat verlasse den Pfad der vertretbaren juristischen Auslegung. Die derzeit laufende Debatte um … Continue reading

Presidential Elections in Africa: A Threat to Constitutional Stability?
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Presidential Elections in Africa: A Threat to Constitutional Stability?

Eric Hirwa, MLaw is Co-Organizer of the Summer University of the Institute of Federalism at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Free and fair elections are usually a sign of a healthy democracy where the rules set in the constitution are agreed, respected and ultimately built to last. For mature democratic states, it would be very difficult to … Continue reading

Building Inclusive Peace in Syria – A Critical Appraisal of the Executive Framework for a Political Solution
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Building Inclusive Peace in Syria – A Critical Appraisal of the Executive Framework for a Political Solution

Prof Eva Maria Belser is Co-Director of the Institute of Federalism at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and Professor for Constitutional Law. Dr Soeren Keil is Reader in Politics and International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University. As fighting has resumed in many parts of Syria, the optimism felt by many in mid-September when a … Continue reading

Call for Proposals – “Confronting and Countering Violent Extremism in South East Europe: The State of Play”
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Call for Proposals – “Confronting and Countering Violent Extremism in South East Europe: The State of Play”

The 22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), New York, 4-6 May 2017 Panel organizers: Valery Perry, Soeren Keil Efforts to prevent or counter violent extremism (PVE/CVE) have grown in prominence over the past several years as political leaders globally react to popular domestic fears and security concerns related … Continue reading

The Implementation Initiative (“Durchsetzungsinitiative”): Deepening the Divide Between Citizens and Non-Citizens in Switzerland
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The Implementation Initiative (“Durchsetzungsinitiative”): Deepening the Divide Between Citizens and Non-Citizens in Switzerland

—Rekha Oleschak, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg [1] (first published on the Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law and ConstitutionMaking.org) On 28 February 2016, Swiss citizens will go to polls again, this time to exercise their direct democratic rights on a wide range of issues, including taxation, prohibition of speculation on commodities, whether or … Continue reading