Sujit Choudhry At The Roundtable To Discuss Poland and Hungary’s Authoritarian Backsliding.

Sujit Choudhry is the founder of Center of Constitution Transitions as well as the director. He is a professor of Law in the Berkley School of Law at the University of California. Once he served there as a dean. Apart from that, Prof. Sujit has also worked at the University of New York as a professor of Law and also at the University of Toronto as the school chair.  Related article on

By him being a constitutional advisor in different countries and also being a constitutional law speaker, Sujit has become a popular and authoritative figure on matters of comparative politics and constitutional law. As a matter of fact, Sujit has been lecturing about constitutional matters for the last 2 decades.   Hit on this to have a better insight into his career choices.

Sujit Choudhry is also a member of several bodies handling law and constitutional matters. He has also published several books and journals on the law. Read more views from him, click on

In December 2017, Sujit and other constitutional lawyers from Poland and Hungary were to have an assembly at a roundtable for a workshop held at WZB Berlin Social Science Centre. The title of the workshop was “Recovering from Authoritarian Backsliding: Pathways and Prospects”.

The roundtable was hopeful that countries in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), which are Poland and Hungary had the potential of returning constitutional democracy despite the current, negative look of things. The two countries are going through a democratic consolidation/authoritarian backsliding because previously they were autocracies. Since most CEE countries are now members of European Union (EU), the cases of these two countries can also be analyzed by looking at similar cases from outside EU.

There were several issues to be addressed in the roundtable by Sujit and his team. One was to investigate the prevailing state of Poland and Hungary and the constitutional, political, institutional and legal affairs there. The precise causes of the authoritarian backsliding in regard to those aspects as well as the administrative mechanism and other prospects of the same globally were also part of the issues to be addressed. Comparative examples of some countries such as India, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Mexico among others were to be used.  Additional reading on

In the roundtable, there were to be discussions of whether it was possible to for Hungary and Poland to recover from authoritarian backsliding and also find out which other country needed to be looked at.

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