Response to The Alchemists book

This response will be based on Dr Hailbronner’s expertise in comparative constitutional law, focused on Europe and Africa, and on her core research concerning the development of German constitutionalism and the development of the Federal Constittutional Court’s extensive authority. This is a central theme in The Alchemists book, which argues that the German experience laid a template from 1951 onwards which has influenced the establishment of, and high expectations placed on, constitutional courts in post-authoritarian democracies worldwide.