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Constituent PowerLaw, Popular Rule and Politics$
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Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, and Panu Minkkinen

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474454971

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454971.001.0001

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Editors’ Introduction

Editors’ Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Editors’ Introduction
Source:
(p.iii) Constituent Power
Author(s):

Matilda Arvidsson

Leila Brännström

Panu Minkkinen

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454971.003.0001

The notion ‘constituent power’ is an answer to the question about the origins of the constitution and the legal order. Within democratic-constitutional thought, it expresses the conviction that power is ultimately vested in an entity known as ‘the people’ which is the fundamental source of all political authority. Accordingly, a constitution is deemed legitimate only if ‘the people’ has both created it and continues to endorse it....

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