The Political Form of the Constitution: The Separation of Powers, Rights and Representative Democracy

@article{Bellamy1996ThePF,
  title={The Political Form of the Constitution: The Separation of Powers, Rights and Representative Democracy},
  author={R. Bellamy},
  journal={Political Studies},
  year={1996},
  volume={44},
  pages={436 - 456}
}
  • R. Bellamy
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • Political Studies
According to article 16 of the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789, 'A society where rights are not secured or the separation of powers established has no constitution at all'. Together with representative government, which to a large extent was assimilated to the second, these two principles have defined constitutionalism. In recent years. however, the first has come to predominate. This article suggests an alternative story. I shall argue that both historically… Expand
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