Constitutionalism in Illiberal Polities

Li-Ann Thio

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199578610
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Law

Constitutionalism in Illiberal Polities

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This article examines constitutionalism in illiberal polities. It discusses the range of constitutionalisms, liberal constitutionalism and its discontents, anatomy of constitutionalism in an illiberal polity, mixed constitutionalism, theocratic constitutionalism, communitarian constitutionalism, and the possibility and limits of constitutionalism in illiberal polities.

Keywords: illiberal constitutionalism; illiberal polity; mixed constitutionalism; theocratic constitutionalism; communitarian constitutionalism

Article.  10166 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Comparative Law ; Constitutional and Administrative Law

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