Washington International Law Journal

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Kiri Yoshimura


Volume 28, Issue 2 is a special issue publishing the academic works that came out of the Advanced Workshop on the Resurgence of Executive Primacy in the Age of Populism, held at the Institutum Jurisprudentiae of the Academica Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan on June 21 and 22, 2018. The symposium brought together eminent scholars from around the world to discuss the evolving relationship between the expansion of executive power and the outburst of populism. Dialogue focused on the reconceptualization of the separation of powers, how constitutional and legal mechanisms of accountability have been bypassed or manipulated, and what potential solutions could be. We would like to give special thanks to Professor Cheng-Yi Huang, who organized the symposium, and to the esteemed Professor Peter Cane, who graciously volunteered to write an introduction to the collected articles. We would also like to give a big thank you to our alumnus and friend Po Liang “Alex” Chen, who recommended our journal for publishing these pieces. The topics of populism and executive primacy are both timely and of great import, so we are honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing discussion of these issues.

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