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Constitutionalism under Stress: Essays in Honour of Wojciech Sadurski (Hardback)
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Constitutionalism under Stress: Essays in Honour of Wojciech Sadurski (Hardback)

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Published: 24/09/2020
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Constitutionalism under Stress reflects on comparative constitutionalism in Central and Eastern Europe through the work of eminent constitutional scholar Wojciech Sadurski. The book examines the current decline of liberal democracies and populist challenges to the rule of law in the region - events that Sadurski predicted early on in his writings about Joerg Haider affair in Austria and the introduction of Article 7 TEU by the Amsterdam Treaty. Sadurski's work has chronicled the transition from concern for the most basic of human rights under authoritarian rule to the challenges of democratic governance. The compelling rights discourse of an earlier period gave way to claims of abuse of majoritarian prerogatives as the hopes of liberal democracy encountered the power of illiberalism. The theoretical responses offered for the preservation of liberal democracy, in light of the current turbulence regarding the rule of law in the region, produces a far reaching and effective reference tool on matters of constitutional capture and illiberal democracy.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198864738
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 736 g
Dimensions: 241 x 164 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Wojciech Sadurski is like Czeslaw Milosz for a whole generation of young and aspiring constitutional and human rights scholars. Looking at Poland from some distance, he shares his philosophical, provocative, intriguing, and passionate thoughts and comments. In this remarkable, in-depth collection, Sadurski's scholarship and engagement in public matters are proven to be the true expression of patriotism and devotion to constitutional and liberal democracy. He is, for sure, changing the course of the 'avalanche'. * Adam Bodnar, Polish Ombudsman *
Wojciech Sadurski is a commanding figure in constitutional law and theory; his learned work has illuminated rights, judicial review, and how democratic constitutionalism decays. His volumewith essays on populism and democratic decline; the EU, rights protection, and the rule of law; and militant democracy and constitutional reviewis a worthy tribute to Wojciech, the person and the scholar. * Vicki C. Jackson, Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School *
Wojciech Sadurski is a contemporary giant of liberal political and legal thought. His work is ever more relevant and necessary during these times of growing darkness and oppression. * Robert C. Post, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School *
For several decades Wojciech Sadurski has traced the growth of democracy in Eastern and Central Europe and its decline with a determined commitment to liberalism and the rule of law. These essays explore the major themes of his workpopulism, democratic decline, rule of law, constitutional review, militant democracy, supranational constitutionalism, and public reason. The essays are a rich testament to the lasting legacy of this extraordinary and courageous scholar and public intellectual. * Adrienne Stone, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Melbourne Law School *

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