Dr. Alexander Hudson, 2018-2021
Alexander Hudson worked in Prof. Dr. Ran Hirschl’s fellow group on Comparative Constitutionalism as a Post-doctoral Fellow. He completed a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. His research focuses on the role of public participation in processes of constitutional revision and replacement. His first book investigates the impact of public participation in constitution-making processes, with a particular focus on Brazil, South Africa, and Iceland. He also has ongoing research projects on public participation and minority rights, constitutional referenda, and the diffusion of language in national constitutions. He has also published work on law and courts in Canada and Brazil. Alexander has taught courses at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Göttingen, and the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, and worked for the Comparative Constitutions Project. His book The Veil of Participation: Citizens and Political Parties in Constitution-Making Processes is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in April 2021. Alexander is now at the International IDEA - Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
- Constitutional referenda (completed)
- Copied text in constitutions (completed)
- Effects of public participation in constitution making (completed)