Current Research Projects

“Security Sector Oversight in Post-Authoritarian Contexts: Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Partisan Abuse” questions whether legal and institutional design (including constitutions) can create frameworks for civilian control without the attendant danger they may pose to political pluralism – that is, to achieve civilization without politicization. Security Sector Oversight in Post-Authoritarian Contexts: Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Partisan […]

Symposium: Constitutional Transitions in the Middle East

To mark its official launch on March 30, 2012, Constitutional Transitions hosted an academic symposium bringing leading experts on Middle East constitutionalism to offer their reflections on constitutional developments in the region.  The panelists included Asli Bali (Acting Professor, UCLA School of Law), Mohammad Fadel (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law), Turkuler Isiksel (Assistant Professor, Columbia University Department of Political Science), Clark Lombardi (Associate […]