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.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
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