This section contains a preliminary list of scholars working in the area of democratic decay, with a strong focus on public law scholars. The list is provided as an effort to begin mapping the global community of scholars in this area, to foster links between them, and to chart their research and expertise. Where possible, a hyperlink has been added to each scholar's online profile.  

 

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Sources and Scope

This list has been compiled through various sources: Tom Daly's existing network of scholars focused on democratic decay, scholars listed in the Bibliography section, and perusal of previous and forthcoming event notices (e.g. ICON and IACL conferences, for instance: see the Events section). As indicated above, there is a strong focus on public lawyers. There is also a focus on scholars writing in the English language.

Hyperlinks

The general approach has been to provide hyperlinks to each scholar's university profile. When this is not available an alternative (e.g. Academia.edu, LinkedIn profile) has been linked if available in English. Where a profile is available solely in a non-English language, it is possible to use the 'Translate to English' function in your web browser.

Keywords

Basic keywords have been added beneath each name, in order to aid users to identify possible collaborators or sources more readily. These keywords are based on a mixture of each scholar's public profile and existing research. The first keyword is the scholar's nationality or base, to give users a sense of each scholar's location or perspective. If you are listed below (and happy to be listed) feel free to send your preferred keywords to democraticdecay@gmail.com.

 

ABDURRACHMAN, Satrio

Indonesia - comparative constitutional law - constitutional retrogression concept - constitutional amendment

ACAR, Ali

Turkey - constitutional law - human rights - EU dimension - de-constitutionalism in Turkey

ATILLA TÓTH, Gábor

Hungary - constitutional law - constitutional amendment - rule of law Hungary/Germany - constitutional theory - constitutional amendment - rule of law - human rights

BALKIN, Jack

USA - constitutional law - constitutional theory - constitutional rot in the USA - Balkinization blog

BÂLI, Aslı

Turkey/USA - public international law - human rights - comparative constitutional law (global) - comparative politics (global)

BARBOZA, Estefânia M Q

Brazil - courts - judicial activism - stability of Brazilian democracy

BARD, Petra

Hungary - constitutional law - EU dimension

BAROŠ, Jiří

Czech Republic - Central Europe - constitutional law - separation of powers

BARATTA, Roberto

Italy - democratic governance in the EU

BENVINDO, Juliano Zaiden

Brazil - constitutional law - comparative constitutional law - constitutional theory - abusive impeachment - courts

BIEŃ-KACAŁA, Agnieszka

Poland - constitutional law - illiberal constitutionalism - constitutional change - rule of law - national identity

BUGARIČ, Bojan

Slovenia - populism - liberal democracy - East Central Europe

CAROLAN, Eoin

Ireland - constitutional law and theory - populism - democracy - separation of powers

CHEUNG, Alvin

Hong Kong/USA - Hong Kong and Singapore - constitutional law - authoritarian constitutionalism - abusive legalism 

CHOPRA, Surabhi

India - constitutional retrogression - public law and impunity

CHOUDHRY, Sujit

USA - comparative constitutional law (global) - constitutional theory - history of militant democracy - Weimar - constitutional design

CLOSA, Carlos

Spain/Italy - EU dimension - EU law - rule of law in the EU

CORRALES, Javier

Venezuela/USA - political science - comparative politics - autocratic legalism

DALY, Tom Gerald

Ireland/Australia - comparative constitutional law (global) - international organisations - democratic theory - democratic decay

DE VOS, Pierre

South Africa - constitutional law -  Constitutionally Speaking blog

DIXON, Ros

Australia - comparative constitutional law (global) - constitutional amendment - constitutional design - abusive constitutional borrowings

DOYLE, Oran

Ireland - comparative constitutional law (global) - constitutional conventions

DUFEK, Pavel

Czech Republic - Central Europe - constitutional law - separation of powers

EMMONS, Cassandra

USA - public international law - international organisations - EU, AU, OAS

FARAGUNA, Pietro

Italy - constitutional law - constitutional theory - constitutional identity - neo-populism

FINCK, François

France - public international law - international organisations - EU, MERCOSUR

GATMAYTAN, Dante

Philippines - constitutional law - comparative constitutional law - constitutional theory - constitutional amendment

GINSBURG, Tom

USA - comparative constitutional law (global) - comparative politics - constitutional retrogression concept - USA and worldwide

GOLDMANN, Matthias

Germany - public international law - international organisations - authoritarian liberalism

GRABER, Mark

USA - constitutional law - crisis of democracy

GREENE, Alan

Ireland/UK - constitutional law - human rights law - states of emergency - terrorism

GROGAN, Joelle

Ireland/UK - EU law - rule of law in the EU

GROSS, Aeyal

Israel - constitutional law and theory - constitutional populism and democracy

GURUSWAMY, Menaka

India/USA - comparative constitutional law (global) - liberal constitutionalism

HAILBRONNER, Michaela

Germany - Europe - EU - crisis of constitutional democracy

HALMAI, Gábor

Hungary/Italy/USA - Europe - EU - rule of law in the EU - constitutionalism post-democratic transition

HAREL, Alon

Israel - constitutional theory - populism and democracy

HOSTOVSKY BRANDES, Tamar

Israel - comparative constitutional law - international law - religion 

HUQ, Aziz

USA - comparative constitutional law (global) - comparative politics - constitutional retrogression concept - USA and worldwide

ISSACHAROFF, Samuel

USA - comparative constitutional law (global) - comparative politics - fragile democracies - USA and worldwide

IUSMEN, Ingi

Romania - EU law - rule of law in the EU

JAKAB, András

Austria/Hungary - comparative constitutional law - legal theory - constitutional theory - EU law - rule of law in the EU

KANTERIAN, Edward

Hungary - Romania - crisis of democracy

KELEMEN, Dan

USA - political science - rule of law in the EU - courts - national authoritarianism

KHAITAN, Tarun

India/Australia - constitutional law - constitutional retrogression - constitutional theory

KLONICK, Kate

USA - free speech law - regulating online threats to democracy

KOCHENOV, Dimitry

Netherlands - EU law - rule of law in the EU

KONCEWICZ, Tomasz Tadeusz

Poland/USA - constitutional law - constitutional theory - constitutional capture - politics of resentment - rule of law in the EU

KOSAŘ, David

Czech Republic - Central Europe - constitutional law - separation of powers

KOVÁCS, Kriszta

Hungary - constitutional law - constitutional amendment

KRASTEV, Ivan

Bulgaria/Austria - comparative politics - Central and Eastern Europe - EU - Europe - illiberalism

KRYGIER, Martin

Australia - legal theory - rule of law - rule by law - law after Communism - Central and Eastern Europe

LANDAU, David

USA - comparative constitutional law (global) - constitutional amendment - constitutional design - abusive constitutionalism - abusive constitutional borrowings

LEVINSON, Sanford

USA - constitutional law - constitutional design - US state constitutions

MAFTEAN, Miles

Hungary - political theory - militant democracy - civil disobedience - state of emergency

MAGEN, Amichai

Israel - EU law - rule of law in the EU

MATSUDAIRA, Tokujin

Japan - constitutional law - abusive constitutionalism - authoritarian constitutionalism

MEDINA, Barak

Israel - constitutional law - human rights - liberal democracy

MOHNERT, Alica

Germany - voting - electoral interference 

MORDECHAY, Nadiv

Israel - constitutional retrogression - constitutional democracy

MOUSTAFA, Tamir

Canada/USA - comparative politics - constitutional law - law and courts in authoritarian regimes - "rule by law" concept (Egypt and global)

MÜLLER, Jan-Werner

Germany/USA - political theory - history of modern political thought - militant democracy - Europe - rule of law in the EU

NIEMBRO, Roberto

Mexico - constitutional law - constitutional theory - authoritarian constitutionalism

PAL, Michael

Canada - comparative constitutional law - law of democracy - democratic resilience 

PAP, András László

Hungary - sociology - rule of law - nationalism - Central and Eastern Europe

PECH, Laurent

France/UK - EU law - rule of law in the EU - law and policy

PEERS, Steve

UK - EU law - rule of law in the EU

PELUSO NEDER MEYER, Emilio

Brazil - comparative constitutional law (global) - human rights - judicial review legitimacy - transitional justice - democratic backsliding

PERJU, Vlad

Romania/USA - comparative constitutional law - cosmopolitanism - self-government

PETTAI, Vello

Estonia - Baltic states - comparative politics - democratization - party systems -ethnopolitics

PODSTAWA, Karolina

Poland - rule of law - rule of law standards - democratic transition

PORAT, Iddo

Israel - comparative constitutional law - US constitutional law - liberal democracy

RIBEIRO, Gustavo

Brazil - Anthropology - Brazilian political system - Brazilian political culture

ROZNAI, Yaniv

Israel - comparative constitutional law (global) - constitutional amendment - constitutional democracy

SADURSKI, Wojciech

Poland - comparative constitutional law - Central and Eastern Europe - rule of law - European constitutionalism

SANCHEZ URRIBARRI, Raul

Venezuela - comparative politics - constitutional law - Venezuela - Latin America - courts 

SANDER, Barrie

Brazil/UK - public international law - democracy and cyberspace - human rights and technology

SARANTI, Vasiliki

Greece - international public law - international organisations - OAS - Inter-American Democratic Charter

SCHEPPELE, Kim Lane

USA - comparative constitutional law (global) - sociology of law - rule of law in the EU - autocratic legalism - rule of law backsliding

SCHLIPPHAK, Bernd

Germany - EU law - rule of law in the EU

SEDELMEIER, Ulrich

Germany/UK - EU law - EU public policy - rule of law in the EU

SEMPILL, Julian

Australia - legal philosophy - rule of law - intellectual history of the rule of law

SHANKAR, Uday

India - public law - democracy - criminalisation of politics 

SONNEVEND, Pál

Hungary - comparative constitutional law - Central and Eastern Europe - Hungary

SORIA LUJÁN, Daniel

Peru - international public law - international organisations - OAS - Inter-American Democratic Charter

STEINBEIS, Maximilien

Germany - comparative constitutional law - rule of law in the EU - Germany 

STOPLER, Gila

Israel - comparative constitutional law - constitutional capture

SUNSTEIN, Cass

USA - constitutional law - political theory - authoritarianism in the USA

SUTEU, Silvia

Romania/UK - constitutional law - populism - post-authoritarian constitutionalism - unconstitutional constitutions

TAVARES, Rui

Portugal - history - national populism - rule of law in the EU 

TREIB, Oliver

Germany - comparative policy analysis - EU - rule of law in the EU

TUSHNET, Mark

USA - constitutional law - comparative constitutional law - legal history

UITZ, Renáta

Hungary - Central and Eastern Europe - constitutional law - comparative constitutional law -post-Communist constitutionalism 

VASSILEVA, Radosveta

Bulgaria/UK - Public law - private law - EU law - rule of law - human rights - democracy

VINCZE, Attila

Hungary - EU law - rule of law in the EU - European Court of Justice 

VON BOGDANDY, Armin

Germany - public international law - international law of democracy - EU - rule of law in the EU - courts - reverse Solange doctrine

WAGRANDL, Ulrich

Austria - constitutional law - constitutional theory - democratic theory - transnational militant democracy

WIEBUSCH, Micha

South Africa - African Regional Law - African Regional Organisations - African Union and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)

YAMAMOTO, Hajime

Japan - constitutional law - global law - authoritarian constitutionalism in Japan