The Constitution, populism, and the decline of liberal democracy - 'referendumania' threatens the very fundaments of the constitutional order
作者: Branko Smerdel
刊名: Collected papers of the faculty law in Split, 2019, Vol.56 (4), pp.761-784
来源数据库: Faculty of Law University of Split Croatia
关键词: DemocracyConstitutionalismCrisisPopulismReferendumParliamentarism
原始语种摘要: Democracies are at risk to be strangled by the populist demagogues, posturing as the only and true leaders of �the people�, while disregarding constitutional �structure of liberty�, meaning that, the parliamentary supremacy, judicial review and, above all, the constitutional limits to the very direct decision making by the voters� constituencies. Referenda are being used ever more, often to push certain decision, which could not pass the parliament. The claim is that there must not be any limits to the power of the people. That phenomenon the most esteemed liberal magazine �The Economist� nicknamed coining the word �referendumania�, apparently combining �a mania� with �referenda�. It has been received with a lot of sympathy by the general public, in circumstances when the television and...
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  • constitutional 宪法
  • populism 民粹主义
  • political 政治
  • democracy 民主
  • people 民族
  • decision 决定
  • trade 买卖
  • system 
  • number 号码
  • general 普遍的