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The Ideas of Constitutional Democracy

This course focuses on philosophical questions raised by the remarkable contemporary diffusion of constitutional democracy. What is the proper conception of "constitutionalism"? Of "democracy"? Of their surprising combination in "constitutional democracy"? What institutions, legal structures, political arrangements and practices are required for, conducive towards, or antithetical to constitutional democracy? And, what method or methods should we adopt in approaching these vast and various questions?

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