Thorvaldur Gylfason

Papers on constitutions

 

Long papers

Shorter pieces

Our new constitution is not an exclusively Icelandic concern
   Challenge, December 2016.
Democracy must prevail, always
  
Social Europe, 22 June 2017.
The anatomy of constitution making: From Denmark in 1849 to Iceland in 2017
  
For a conference on "Constitution Making in Democratic Constitutional Orders" at CIDE (Center for Research and Teaching of Economics), Mexico City, 11-12 August 2016
   Available as CESifo Working Paper No. 6488, May 2017.
Democracy under stress
   Social Europe, 29 May 2017.
Chain of legitimacy: Constitution making in Iceland
  
For a conference on "Perspectives on Constituent Assemblies" hosted by the Institute of Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University and the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo, held at Columbia University in New York 1-2 April 2016
   In Elster, Gargarella, Naresh, and Rasch (eds.), Constituent Assemblies. Cambridge University Press, New York, forthcoming 2018.
   Also available as
CESifo Working Paper No. 6018, July 2016.
Spineless social democracy
   Social Europe, 5 April 2017.

Digital tools and the derailment of Iceland´s new constitution (with Anne Meuwese)

   In Digital Democracy in a Globalized World, Prins, Lindseth, Guisse and Cuijpers (eds.), Edward Elgar, 2017.

   Available as CESifo Working Paper 5997, July 2016. 

Our new constitution is not an exclusively Icelandic concern
  
For a conference on constitutional reform at the University of Akureyri in Iceland 23-24 September 2016. Longer version appeared in Challenge, December 2016.

Constitution on ice, unabridged version, 2015

    CESifo Working Paper No. 5056, November.

Iceland’s citizen constitution: the window remains wide open
   VerfBlog, 2016/4/06, http://verfassungsblog.de/icelands-citizen-constitution-the-window-remains-wide-open/. For a slightly longer version of the text, see here.

Constitution on ice, abridged version, 2016

    In Iceland’s Financial Crisis: The Politics of Blame, Protest, and Reconstruction, Ingimundarson, Urlfalino, and Erlingsdóttir (eds.), Routledge, June.

From constitutional reform to fortified democracy

   VoxEU, 16 April 2015. 

From collapse to constitution: The case of Iceland, 2013

    In Public Debt, Global Governance and Economic Dynamism, Paganetto (ed.), Springer.

Democracy on ice

   OpenDemocracy, 19 June 2013.  

Constitutions: Financial crisis can lead to change, 2012

    Challenge, September-October.

Democracy on ice

   www.democraticaudit.com, London School of Economics 2013. 

Iceland: Direct democracy in action, 2012

   OpenDemocracy, 12 November.

Putsch: Iceland‘s crowd-sourced constitution killed by parliament

   www.verfassungsblog.de 2013.

Constitution making in action: The case of Iceland

   VoxEU, 1 November 2012.  

Finance and constitutions

   VoxEU, 11 April 2012. 

 

Crowds and constitutions: Insights from Iceland

   VoxEU, 13 October 2011. 

  From crisis to constitution: Insights from Iceland
  VoxEU
, 11 October 2011.
 

 


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