Power to the People: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism – webinar recording

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Speakers: Mark Tushnet and Bojan Bugarič

On 24 November 2021, our panel was joined by Professor Mark Tushnet* and Professor Bojan Bugarič** to discuss their newly-released book, Power to the People: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism (Oxford University Press, 2021).

As before, our panel included the leaders of our research project: Associate Professor Adam Czarnota and Professor Martin Krygier, both of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law & Justice, and Professor Wojciech Sadurski of the University of Sydney Law School.

The session was recorded and the archive edition is now available for viewing.^

The discussants take a tour of key themes from the book, then the international audience participated in the Q&A session (Q&A begins after about 1 hour).

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Our project co-hosted this talk with the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law.

^Recording was advised to all participants. Views expressed herein are those of the authors/speakers and are not necessarily those of the Australian Government, the Australian Research Council, or the individual’s parent institution.

*Mark Tushnet is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law School. Professor Tushnet, who graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, specializes in constitutional law and theory, including comparative constitutional law. His research includes studies of constitutional review in the United States and around the world, and the creation of other “institutions for protecting constitutional democracy.” He also writes in the area of legal and particularly constitutional history, with works on the development of civil rights law in the United States and a history of the Supreme Court in the 1930s.

**Bojan Bugarič is a Professor of Law at the University of Sheffield School of Law. He teaches and researches in the fields of constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, public law, EU law, law and democracy and law and development, broadly conceived. He studied law as an undergraduate at the University of Ljubljana, graduated (LLM) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and wrote his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He served as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of the Interior in the Slovenian government from 2000-2004.