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"Deliberative Voting": Realising Constitutional Referendum Democracy

Levy, Ron


In its first half, this article considers whether democratic legitimacy entails deliberative requirements during the reform of constitutions. Norms of widespread direct citizen involvement have emerged in the constitutional law and practice of many countries. Yet corresponding standards of deliberation in democratic constitutional reform remain unsettled. Drawing on theories of deliberative democracy, the article suggests that, to count as democratically legitimate, constitutional reform must...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Law


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