About Brian Christopher Jones
My research interests revolve around comparative constitutional law, constitutional theory, civil disobedience, law and culture, and language and the law.
He is the editor of Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements (www.routledge.com/9781472486141), and author of the forthcoming book: Warnings on Constitutional Idolatry (Edward Elgar).
I am currently co-convenor for the Public Law Subject Section for the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), and am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I hold a PhD in Law from the University of Stirling; an MA in Law & Society from George Mason University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I can be contacted at: email@example.com.
Constitutional Paternalism: The Rise and (Problematic) Use of Constitutional ‘Guardian ...
(forthcoming) New York University Journal of International Law & Politics (2018)
This article examines the origins and use of constitutional ‘guardian’ language, contending that the use of such language—which is now ...
Assessing the Constitutionality of Legislation: Constitutional Review in Taiwan's ...
Asia Pacific Law Review (2015)
This article examines the constitutional interpretative authority of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, while incorporating international viewpoints on constitutional review primarily from ...
Plain Language Prospects in American Public Law: Insiders Weigh In
American University Modern American (2013)
While many international lawmaking jurisdictions have incorporated plain language principles for statutory drafting, the United States remains reluctant, and subsequently ...