Authoritarian Constitutionalism

Date: Wednesday 22 August
Time: 11:15–12:15
Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

Regimes moving towards more authoritarian forms of rule, often go to great length to formally amend their constitutions – which seems a paradox since they often seem not to care about adhering to them. Why do authoritarian rulers care about their constitution? What are the marks of authoritarian constitutions and constitutionalism?

With (tbc*) Roberto Gargarella, Luciana Gross Cunha, Eirik Holmøyvik*, Ruth Rubio Marin, and Fiona Shen-bayh.

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Illustration: Reuters / E. Echwalu, collected from