Akademiforelesningen 2014

18. mars 2014 kl 18:00Professor Tom Ginsburg fra University of Chicago, The Law School, holder Akademiforelesningen innen humaniora og samfunnsfag tirsdag 18. mars.Han skal snakke om "Evolusjonens fortrinn i revolusjonens tidsalder:Norges slitesterke grunnlov i komparativt perspektiv", som et bidrag til grunnlovsmarkeringen.

Tom Ginsburg
Tom Ginsburg

The world is in the midst of an extraordinary period of constitutional ferment, in which calls for new constitutions echo everywhere from Thailand to Tunisia to Tanzania, and many other countries in every part of the world are engaged in major amendment processes.  Many of these changes involve transformations of political regimes, from dictatorship to democracy.  These conscious efforts to redesign the state have taken our attention away from the small set of countries which continue to be governed by very old constitutions, in which constitutional change has proceeded gradually. In these countries, constitutional change has facilitated regime evolution rather than revolution.  The lecture will explore how the evolutionary approach has some significant advantages, using the example of the Norwegian Constitution on the occasion of its 200th anniversary.

Tom Ginsburg
Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar and Professor of Political Science, The University of Chicago Law School

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