Drawing on lessons from multiple jurisdictions, the paper argues that interdisciplinarity enables critical reflection on intellectual constructs (such as metaphors and labels) used for constitutional analysis. It also triggers reflection on every discipline’s own canons and convention; exposing how canons enable as much as limit scholarly inquiry. Furthermore, it forces reflection on the manner in which we pose our research questions. When studying the ways of illiberal rulers an interdisciplinary perspective pushes comparative constitutional scholars to move beyond asking diagnostic ‘what’ and ‘how’ questions towards exploring ‘why’ and ‘what for’ questions.
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