Expertise for the End of History: The Rise of Comparative Constitutional Law in the 1990s

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A webinar from the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney Law School

Thursday, 2 September 2021 at 6pm AEST, a webinar featuring speaker Dr Dylan Lino, from the University of Queensland

Since the 1990s, the fortunes of comparative constitutional law as a field of scholarly enquiry have risen stratospherically. In accounting for the field’s rapid ascent and consolidation, scholars typically identify as the main catalyst the wave of constitution-making that occurred in the early 1990s, especially throughout the former Soviet Bloc.

That analysis, while correct, leaves much unsaid about the operative forces, actors and institutions operating at ‘the end of history’ that helped to establish comparative constitutional law as a prestigious domain of academic expertise.

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In the paper for discussion at this webinar, Dr Lino seeks to shed light on the rise of comparative constitutional law by exploring the origins and operation of one academic institution that was both exemplary of and influential in that rise: the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe.

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