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The Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism

András Sajó and Renáta Uitz


With the rise of populist, anti-constitutional sentiment and the normalization of the anti-terror state it has once again become imperative to explain what constitutionalism means for the constitutional legal order and the political community which is meant to live by it. This book’s intention is less to guide technically proper constitution-writing and interpretation, but rather showing what is at stake in the debate on constitutionalism. It aims to demonstrate why constitutionalism should continue to matter. In doing so, the constitutional facts are left to speak for themselves. Muses and te ... More

Keywords: constitutionalism, constitutional law, despotism, autocracy, constitutions, constitutional democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732174
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198732174.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

András Sajó, author
Judge, European Court of Human Rights

Renáta Uitz, author
Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University