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Joel Colón-Riós, Weak Constitutionalism: Democratic legitimacy and the question of constituent power (London: Routledge, 2012)

–Reviewed by Zoran Oklopcic, Assistant Professor, Carleton University  With the demise of communism in the late 1980s, liberal-democratic constitutionalism emerged as an almost pleonastic set of ideas about how to structure the political life of a territorial polity. Present-day challenges to the idea of constitutionalism cluster around its suitability to be translated into different political

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A Reply to Professor Zoran Oklopcic

—Joel Colón-Ríos, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington I am deeply grateful for Zoran Oklopcic’s thoughtful and challenging review of Weak Constitutionalism. In this short note, my objective will be to respond to what I think are Oklopcic’s three main critiques about the argument presented in the book, namely: (1) that the desirability of weak

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