Republicanism, Democracy, and Constitutionalism
University College London - Department of Political Science; European University Institute
REPUBLICANISM AND POLITICAL THEORY, pp. 159-189, C. Laborde and J. Maynor, eds., Blackwell, 2008
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: republicanism, democracy, constitutions, freedom
Date posted: December 13, 2009 ; Last revised: January 12, 2010