Costituzionalismo e democrazia

Author/s Alfonso Ruiz Miguel
Publishing Year 2004 Issue 2003/2-3
Language Italian Pages 36 P. File size 127 KB
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The essay analyzes the topic of the relationships between democracy and constitutionalism from both an historical and theoretical point of view. Once analyzed the different types of constitutionalism which derive from the different ways the following three characteristics combine: constitutional rigidity, constitutional review and supremacy principle, the Author discusses the reasons in favour and against constitutionalism. The theses put forward by Jeremy Waldram, who wants representative bodies democratically elected to have the last say on the interpretation of constitutional rights, are only partially shared by the Author, who is in favour of a form of weak constitutionalism, which provides for the possibility that the Parliament reforms the constitution with not particularly large qualified majorities.

Alfonso Ruiz Miguel, Costituzionalismo e democrazia in "TEORIA POLITICA" 2-3/2003, pp , DOI: