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Ran Hirschl

Department of law
University of Toronto


Ran Hirschl (PhD, Yale) is Professor of Political Science and Law, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His research interests focus on comparative public law, and in particular the intersection of comparative politics and comparative constitutionalism. He is the author of Towards Juristocracy: The Origins and Consequences of the New Constitutionalism (Harvard University Press, 2004 & 2007), Constitutional Theocracy (Harvard University Press, 2010)—winner of the 2011 Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory, and Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2014)—winner of the 2015 APSA C. Herman Pritchett Award for the best book on law & courts, as well as over one hundred articles and book chapters on comparative constitutionalism and judicial review, the political sociology of public law, the judicialization of politics, constitutional law and religion, and the intellectual history of comparative constitutional inquiry published in scholarly venues such as Comparative Politics, Law & Social Inquiry, Political Theory, Human Rights Quarterly, Constellations, Annual Review of Political Science, the Oxford Handbook of Law & Politics, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Revue Francaise de Science Politique, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Harvard International Law Review, Chicago Law Review, and the American Journal of Comparative Law.

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Canadian Constitutional Law Comparative Constitutional Law Judicial Decision-Making Law and Globalization Law and International Development Law and Religion

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