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Constituent Power: Law, Popular Rule and Politics

Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, and Panu Minkkinen


Recent social and political developments, including the presidential elections in the United States, antidemocratic state policies in Hungary and Poland, and the political climate in the rest of Europe have brought questions relating to the position and composition of ‘the people’ in constitutional democracies to the forefront. This book confronts these questions head on as leading scholars across the fields of law, legal theory, political theory and history explore the contemporary problems facing constitutional democracies. With a strong focus on constitutional law, this book examines the le ... More

Keywords: The people, constituent power, constitutional theory, political theory, popular sovereignty, populism, democracy, legal authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474454971
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454971.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matilda Arvidsson, editor
University of Gothenburg

Leila Brännström, editor
Lund University

Panu Minkkinen, editor
University of Helsinki

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