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Eternity Clauses in Democratic Constitutionalism

Silvia Suteu


This book makes a critical contribution to the growing literature on constitutional unamendability, as well as to the broader scholarship in the field of comparative constitutional change. It represents a unique analysis of unamendability in democratic constitutionalism that engages critically and systematically with its perils, offering a much-needed corrective to existing understandings of this phenomenon. This book takes seriously the democratic challenge that eternity clauses pose and argues that this goes beyond the old tension between constitutionalism and democracy. It adopts a contextu ... More

Keywords: eternity clauses, unamendability, constitutional change, democratic constitutionalism, constitutional amendment

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198858867
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198858867.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Silvia Suteu, author
Lecturer in Public Law, UCL Faculty of Laws

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Part I Eternity Clauses in Constitution-making: Between Militant Democracy and Political Bargaining

Part II Eternity Clauses in Constitutional Adjudication: Constitutional Identities, Basic Structures, and Minimum Cores

Part III Eternity Clauses in Contemporary Constitutional Reform Processes: Transnational Forces, Popular Participation, and Constitutional Renewal

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