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Authoritarian Constitutionalism: Comparative Analysis and Critique

Edited by: Helena Alviar Garcia, Gunter Frankenberg

ISBN13: 9781788117845
To be Published: May 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



The contributions to this book analyse and submit to critique authoritarian constitutionalism as an important phenomenon in its own right, not merely as a deviant of liberal constitutionalism.

Accordingly, the fourteen studies cover a variety of authoritarian regimes from Hungary to Apartheid South Africa, from China to Venezuela; from Syria to Argentina, and discuss the renaissance of authoritarian agendas and movements, such as populism, Trumpism, nationalism and xenophobia. From different theoretical perspectives the authors elucidate how authoritarian power is constituted, exercised and transferred in the different configurations of popular participation, economic imperatives, and imaginary community.

Authoritarian Constitutionalism is of great interest to teachers, scholars and students of comparative constitutional law, comparative politics, and legal and political theory.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
Preface
Günter Frankenberg, Norman Spaulding, Helena Alviar García
1. Authoritarian Constitutionalism – Coming to terms with modernity’s nightmares
Günter Frankenberg
2. Neoliberalism as a form of Authoritarian Constitutionalism
Helena Alviar García
3. Authoritarian Constitutionalism: The South African Experience
Dennis M. Davis
4. Infrastructural Power and its Possibilities for the Constitutional Evolution of Authoritarian Political Systems: Lessons from China
Michael W. Dowdle
5. Authoritarian Constitutionalism in the Islamic World-Theoretical Considerations and Comparative Observations on Syria and Turkey
Omar El Manfalouty
6. Authoritarian Constitutionalism in Latin America: From Past to Present
Roberto Gargarella
7. Authoritarianism and the Narrative Power of Constitutionalism in Venezuela
Jorge González-Jácome
8. Authoritarian Constitutionalism in Liberal Democracies
Duncan Kennedy
9. French Authoritarian Constitutionalism and its Legacy
Eugénie Mérieau
10. Plus ça change …the riddle of all Central Asian constitutions
Scott Newton
11. Constitution of False Prophecies: The Illiberal Transformation of Hungary
Maximilian Pichl
12. States of Authoritarianism in Liberal Democratic Regimes
Norman Spaulding
13. Arab Constitutionalism and the Formalism of Authoritarian Constitutionalism
Nimer Sultany
14. Authoritarian Liberalism as Authoritarian Constitutionalism
Michael A. Wilkinson
15. An Authoritization of Japanese Constitutionalism?
Hajime Yamamoto
Index