—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin
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Here is the book’s description:
This book, the result of a major international conference held at Yale Law School, contains contributions from leading scholars in public law who engage critically with Bruce Ackerman’s path-breaking book, Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law. The book also features a rebuttal chapter by Ackerman in which he responds directly to the contributors’ essays.
Some advance Ackerman’s theory, others attack it, and still others refine it–but all agree that the ideas in his book reset the terms of debate on the most important subjects in constitutionalism today: from the promise and perils of populism to the causes and consequences of democratic backsliding, from the optimal models of constitutional design to the forms and limits of constitutional amendment, and from the role of courts in politics to how we identify when the mythical ‘people’ have spoken. A must-read for all interested in the current state of constitutionalism.
And here are the contents of the volume:
Introduction: A Global Tour of Constitutionalism
1. A Political, not a Legal History of the Rise of Worldwide Constitutionalism
PART I — THE LEGITIMATING FOUNDATIONS OF REVOLUTIONARY CONSTITUTIONALISM
2. A Defence of Non-representational Constitutionalism: Why Constitutions Need not be Representational
3. Constitutionalism and Society: Ackerman on Worldwide Constitution-Making and the Role of Social Forces
4. Bruce Ackerman’s Theory of History
5. Constitutionalism and the Predicament of Postcolonial Independence
6. Revolution on a Human Scale: Liberal Values, Populist Theory?
PART II — CONSTITUTIONAL EVOLUTIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS
7. Charismatic Fictions and Constitutional Politics
8. Uncharismatic Revolutionary Constitutionalism
9. Unconventional Adaptation and the Authenticity of the Constitution
10. Constitutional Revolution, Legal Positivism and Constituent Power
11. The Traditions of Constitutional Change
PART III — THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
12. Constitutional Crossroads: A View from Europe
13. How Europe Brought Judicial Review to France: A Response to Bruce Ackerman
14. Constituting the Judiciary, Constituting Europe
PART IV — THE LAW AND POLITICS OF REVOLUTION
15. Sustaining Revolutionary Constitutions: From Movement Party to Movement Court
16. The Italian Constitution as a Revolutionary Agreement
17. Constitutional Strategy for a Polarised Society: Learning from Poland’s Post-revolutionary Misfortunes
18. Choosing to Have Had a Revolution: Lessons from South Africa’s Undecided Constitutionalism
19. The Race against Time