R. Passchier is Assistant professor in comparative constitutional law at Tilburg UniversityProfile page
Amazingly, the Constitution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has endured for more than 200 years now. What can countries undergoing constitutional transition in the 21st century learn from this remarkable case?
This year, Ackerman published his long-awaited account of the American civil rights revolution. His narrative of constitutional development is highly instructive, yet problematic. A confrontation with one of the author’s earlier works reveals why.
Last week the Japanese prime minister Abe announced a new defence policy. Part of his plans is a reinterpretation of the famous war-renouncing article 9 of the country’s constitution. The announcement has triggered a storm of protest in and outside Japan.