Constitutional Violence

Constitutional Violence

Legitimacy, Democracy and Human Rights

eBook - 2013
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If constitutional legitimacy is based on violence, what does this mean for democracy?. Almost every state in the world has a written constitution. The great majority of these declare the constitution to be the law controlling the organs of the state. We tend to label western liberal political systems as 'constitutional democracies', dividing the system into a domain of politics where the people rule and a domain of law that is set aside for a trained elite. Legal, political and constitutional practices demonstrate that constitutionalism and democracy seem to be irreconcilable. Is good governme.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, Ă2013
ISBN: 9780748684311
074868431X
9780748669554
0748669558
9780748675388
0748675388
074866954X
9780748669547
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 192 pages)

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