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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

(p.1) Editors’ Introduction
(p.iii) Constituent Power

Matilda Arvidsson

Leila Brännström

Panu Minkkinen

Edinburgh University Press

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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