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dc.contributor.authorBashkina, Olga
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-06T03:03:01Z
dc.date.available2021-03-06T03:03:01Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-03-03T08:53:48Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47020
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/63898
dc.description.abstract"This book brings recent insights about sovereignty and citizen participation in the Belgian Constitution to scholars in the fields of public law, history, and political theory. Throughout the Western world, there are increasing calls for greater citizen participation. Referendums, citizen councils, and other forms of direct democracy are considered necessary antidotes to a growing hostility towards traditional party politics. This book focuses on the Belgian debate, where the introduction of participatory politics has stalled because of an ambiguity in the Constitution. Scholars and judges generally claim that the Belgian Constitution gives ultimate power to the Nation, which can only speak through representation in parliament. In light of this, direct democracy would be an unconstitutional power grab by the current generation of citizens. This book critically investigates this received interpretation of the Constitution and, by reaching back to the debates among Belgium's 1831 founding fathers, concludes that it is untenable. The spirit, if not the text, of the Belgian Constitution allows for more popular participation than present-day jurisprudence admits. Combining new insights from law, history, and political science, this book is a showcase for continental constitutional theory. The questions it asks reverberate far beyond Belgium. The book provides a rare source of information on Belgium's 1831 Constitution, which was in its time seen as modern constitutionalism’s greatest triumph which became a model for countless other constitutions. "
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LA Jurisprudence & general issues
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LN Laws of Specific jurisdictions::LND Constitutional & administrative law::LNDC Human rights & civil liberties law
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LN Laws of Specific jurisdictions::LND Constitutional & administrative law
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LA Jurisprudence & general issues::LAZ Legal history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LN Laws of Specific jurisdictions
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPS Social & political philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processes::JPHC Constitution: government & the state
dc.subject.otherlaw
dc.titleChapter 4 Abbé Sieyès
dc.title.alternativeThe immanent and transcendent
dc.typechapter
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oapen.relation.isbn9780367483593
oapen.relation.isbn9780367712280
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages19
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