Politicizing Law, Judicializing Politics: A Realist Approach to Comparative Constitutionalism

This lecture by Professor Ran Hirschl, Professor of Political Science and Law, University of Toronto, explores the increase in the political importance of constitutional courts worldwide.


Professor Hirschl provides a realist analysis to argue that this trend could be an indication not of increased liberalisation and the defence of human rights, but merely a political strategy of hegemonic preservation.


Professor Hirschl's work has been described as 'pathbreaking, compelling, and iconoclastic: destined to be a landmark in comparative legal and political analysis'.