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The Democratic Legitimacy of Strong Constitutional Entrenchment : The Cases of Turkey and India

@inproceedings{Vinx2014TheDL,
  title={The Democratic Legitimacy of Strong Constitutional Entrenchment : The Cases of Turkey and India},
  author={Lars Vinx},
  year={2014}
}
Judicial review and constitutional entrenchment are often held to be illegitimate from the point of view of democratic theory (Waldron 2006; Bellamy 2007). This worry, it would appear, must intensify where judicial review is practised on the basis of strong constitutional entrenchment, i.e. by appeal to constitutional provisions that are altogether shielded from amendment. If it is democratically illegitimate for a court to strike down laws enacted by an ordinary parliamentary majority, by… 

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