Sujit Choudhry Discusses Authoritarian Backsliding At Roundtable

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Sujit Choudhry is a law professor and legal expert that recently had a place in a roundtable known as Authoritarian Backsliding, which took place in December 2017. Sujit discussed with Mattias Kumm and Michael Meyer-Resende, the latter being a reporter and the former being from the Center for Global Constitutionalism. Many other legal experts attended the event as well.

The roundtable discussion was held at the Berlin Social Science Center and presented many constitutional lawyers from the likes of Hungary and Poland. The discussion was on whether or not there would be a return to a democracy despite the current outlook of the nations as of today.   Additional article on

In Central Eastern Europe, countries have experienced a transition from one rule to another, authoritarian to democratic during the third democratic wave. All former European nations that were apart of the communist government have since become part of the European Union. Poland and Hungary are two countries that are very important and need to be part of this shift because of the roles they play in the economic and legal fields for the European Union. Poland and Hungary used to be under authoritarian rule, and it is something that can happen again today, which is also referred to as authoritarian backsliding. This would be a complete turn around of the positive effects that have been put into place through democratic rule.  A must-read article on

The roundtable that was held with Sujit Choudhry was intended to accomplish several things for the two European nations, mainly to highlight the recovery prospects and how to achieve them. The authoritarian backsliding would only have negative pathways in comparison. Many legal experts compared the European Union with that of the rest of the world to give an example of authoritarian rules effects. Read about his exemplary achievements, check on

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Legal and constitutional experts from all over the world will continue to debate and discuss solutions to prevent the authoritarian backsliding of Poland and Hungary. Once constitutional experts come to an agreement, they can put solid plans into place that Hungary and Poland could adopt and follow.  Read more about his works on

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