HLS Library Book Talk: Constitutionalism and a Right to Effective Government?

Join the HLS Library on Tuesday November 8 at 12:30pm for a hybrid HLS Library Book Talk! Join us in person in Milstein East, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School campus for HUID holders or online via Zoom (registration required for Zoom link, open to all). This event features a discussion on Constitutionalism and a Right to Effective Government? with co-editors Vicki C. Jackson and Yasmin Dawood, and panelists Mark Tushnet, Gerald Neuman, and David Law. This event is free and will be recorded. If you, or an event participant, require disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services at [email protected]. Register for the Zoom link at https://bit.ly/JacksonNov2022.

More about the book from Cambridge University Press:
“Nations around the world are facing various crises of ineffective government. Basic governmental functions—protecting rights, preventing violence, and promoting material well-being—are compromised, leading to declines in general welfare, in the enjoyment of rights, and even in democracy itself. This innovative collection, featuring analyses by leaders in the fields of constitutional law and politics, highlights the essential role of effective government in sustaining democratic constitutionalism. The book explores “effective government” as a right, principle, duty, and interest, situating questions of governance in debates about negative and positive constitutionalism. In addition to providing new conceptual approaches to the connections between rights and governance, the volume also provides novel insights into government institutions, including courts, legislatures, executives, and administrative bodies, as well as the media and political parties. This is an essential volume for anyone interested in constitutionalism, comparative law, governance, democracy, the rule of law, and rights.”

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