Constitutional legitimacy : an international ill and gap in the literature?

Gagnon, Jean-Paul (2011) Constitutional legitimacy : an international ill and gap in the literature? East and South Asian Studies Articles and Reports.

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The central argument of this work is that “democratic constitutional legitimacy”[2] probably does not currently exist in the politics of any country internationally. This inherent problem in constitutionalism is an endemic governance problem most citizenries should be dealing with, only that we are not in a large extent doing so and haven’t been historically. This position was ascertained using a form of Beck and Grande’s (2010) cosmopolitan methodology in my doctoral thesis (which we shall return to). It is argued that every constitution is in need of considerable rethinking so as to bring its statutes in line with the interests of the plurality of individuals it oversees. Finally, this work attempts to show that research in this area of democratic constitutional legitimacy is lacking in the literature as only a few scholars presently engage the issue (namely Simone Chambers).

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ID Code: 40335
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: constitutional legitimacy, constitutionalism, democratic legitimacy, basic democracy, USA, China
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 01 Mar 2011 00:09
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2011 06:20

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