Fragile Democracies: A Book Talk with Samuel Issacharoff
The Brennan Center for Justice presents:
Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts
A Book Talk with Samuel Issacharoff
Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law
Wednesday, April 27
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
in conversation with:
Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance, New York University's Stern School of Business
Pablo de Greiff
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
6:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. Program
New York University School of Law
108 West 3rd Street
(between Sullivan St. and Macdougal St.)
New York, NY 10012
In Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts, renowned professor and scholar Samuel Issacharoff examines the often-overlooked role of constitutional courts in transitional democracies around the world in the past 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. While “fragile democracies” in Eastern Europe, Africa, and East Asia face renewed threats, the world has witnessed the failed democratic promises of the Arab Spring. Issacharoff asks what lessons can be drawn from these struggles, and what conditions are needed to prevent the collapse of democracy. Coined “an ambitious and wide-ranging achievement” by David Landau of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Fragile Democracies argues that the most significant antidote to authoritarianism is the presence of strong constitutional courts.
Join the Brennan Center for an engaging discussion with one of the pioneers in the law of the political process and the author of this new and exciting book.