Populism As a Constitutional Project

  title={Populism As a Constitutional Project},
  author={Paul Blokker},
  journal={International Journal of Constitutional Law},
  • Paul Blokker
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Constitutional Law
The engagement of conservative, populist governments with constitutional reform and constitution-making is perceived as a significant threat to the rule of law and democracy within the European Union. Constitutionalists often assume a relation of mutual exclusion between populism and constitutionalism. In contrast, I argue that while populism ought to be understood as a rejection of liberal constitutionalism, it equally constitutes a competing political force regarding the definition of… Expand
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