The Forms and Limits of Constitutional Amendments

'The Forms and Limits of Constitutional Amendments' (2015) 13(3) International Journal of Constitutional Law pp 567-574.

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 10/2021

7 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2020 Last revised: 15 Jul 2021

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Joel I. Colón-Ríos

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

There has been a recent explosion of academic commentary on the form and limits of constitutional amendments. This literature comes in various strands, some of which are driven by normative concerns about constitutional legitimacy, some of which focus on the effects of different types of amendment rules, and some of which examine the nature and legal status of the amending power. The articles contained in this symposium advance the state of knowledge on all those fronts. In this introduction, I provide a critical overview of these articles, placing special emphasis on the way they deal (or not) with the question of popular participation in constitutional change.

Suggested Citation

Colón-Ríos, Joel I., The Forms and Limits of Constitutional Amendments (2015). 'The Forms and Limits of Constitutional Amendments' (2015) 13(3) International Journal of Constitutional Law pp 567-574., Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 10/2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3684344 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3684344

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