Republicanism, Democracy, and Constitutionalism

REPUBLICANISM AND POLITICAL THEORY, pp. 159-189, C. Laborde and J. Maynor, eds., Blackwell, 2008

31 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2009 Last revised: 12 Jan 2010

Richard Bellamy

University College London - Department of Political Science; European University Institute

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Republicanism has had an ambiguous relationship with both democracy and constitutionalism. This chapter explores these relations to argue that a) republicanism is incompatible with a legal consitution and judicial review and b) that is favours competitive party democracy and majority rule on the grounds that these promote both political equality and a balance of power that guard against domination.

Keywords: republicanism, democracy, constitutions, freedom

Suggested Citation

Bellamy, Richard, Republicanism, Democracy, and Constitutionalism (2008). REPUBLICANISM AND POLITICAL THEORY, pp. 159-189, C. Laborde and J. Maynor, eds., Blackwell, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1520386

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