Constitutional democracy in crisis?
- edited by Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson, Mark Tushnet.
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
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- JF51 .C626 2018
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Is the world facing a serious threat to the protection of constitutional democracy?
There is a genuine debate about the meaning of the various political events that have, for many scholars and observers, generated a feeling of deep foreboding about our collective futures all over the world. Do these events represent simply the normal ebb and flow of political possibilities, or do they instead portend a more permanent move away from constitutional democracy that had been thought triumphant after the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989?
Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? addresses these questions head-on: Are the forces weakening constitutional democracy around the world general or nation-specific? Why have some major democracies seemingly not experienced these problems? How can we as scholars and citizens think clearly about the ideas of "constitutional crisis" or "constitutional degeneration"? What are the impacts of forces such as globalization, immigration, income inequality, populism, nationalism, religious sectarianism?
Bringing together leading scholars to engage critically with the crises facing constitutional democracies in the 21st century, these essays diagnose the causes of the present afflictions in regimes, regions, and across the globe, believing at this stage that diagnosis is of central importance - as Abraham Lincoln said in his "House Divided" speech, "If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it."
Constitutional democracy in crisis? : introduction / Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson, and Mark Tushnet -- Constitutional crisis and constitutional rot / Jack M. Balkin -- Defining and tracking the trajectory of liberal constitutional democracy / Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Huq -- Is the sky falling? : constitutional crises in historical perspective / Zachary Elkins -- Constitutional failure revisited / Ellen Kennedy -- What's new? what's next? : threats to the American constitutional order / Jennifer Hochschild -- The Trump presidency : a constitutional crisis in the United States? / Eric A. Posner -- The democratic resilience of the Canadian constitution / Richard Albert and Michael Pal -- Constitutional culture and democracy in Mexico : a critical view of the 100-year-old Mexican constitution / Ana Micaela Alterio and Roberto Niembro -- Constitution-making and authoritarianism in Venezuela : the first time as tragedy, the second as farce / David Landau -- Latin America: constitutions in trouble / Roberto Gargarella -- Brexit optimism and British constitutional renewal / Erin F. Delaney -- France and the Fifth Republic : constitutional crisis or political malaise? / Nicolas Roussellier -- Constitutional crisis in Spain : the Catalan secessionist challenge / Victor Ferreres Comella -- A coup against constitutional democracy : the case of Hungary / Gábor Halmai -- Constitutional crisis in Poland / Wojciech Sadurski -- Beyond legitimacy : Europe's crisis of constitutional democracy / Michaela Hailbronner -- State capture or institutional resilience : is there a crisis of constitutional democracy in South Africa? / Heinz Klug -- Term limits and three types of constitutional crisis in sub-Saharan Africa / James Thuo Gathii -- Stealth authoritarianism in Turkey / Ozan O. Varol -- Israel : a crisis of liberal democracy? / Yaniv Roznai -- Constitutional erosion and the challenge to secular democracy in India / Manoj Mate -- Australia's non-populist democracy? : the role of structure and policy / Rosalind Dixon and Anika Gauja -- Constitutional inertia and regime pluralism in Asia / David S. Law and Chien-Chih Lin -- Populism versus democratic governance / Samuel Issacharoff -- Populism, racism, and the rule of law in constitutional democracies today / Desmond King and Rogers M. Smith -- Inherent instability : immigration and constitutional democracies / T. Alexander Aleinikoff -- The party's over / Kim Lane Scheppele -- "Religious talk" in narratives of membership / Ran Hirschl and Ayelet Shachar -- Economic inequality and constitutional democracy / Ganesh Sitaraman -- Disabling constitutional capacity : global economic law and democratic decline / David Schneiderman -- Will democracy die in darkness? : calling autocracy by its name / Sujit Choudhry -- The normal exception / Oren Gross -- The climate crisis and constitutional democracies / Robert V. Percival -- The crumbling of European democracy / J.H.H. Weiler -- Comparing right-wing and left-wing populism / Mark Tushnet -- The continuing specter of popular sovereignty and national self-determination in an age of political uncertainty / Sanford Levinson -- What's in crisis? : the postwar constitutional paradigm, tranformative constitutionalism, and the fate of constitutional democracy / Mark A. Graber.
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- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- x, 725 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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- LCCN: 2018012359