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Constitutional indifferentism and Republican freedom
Neo-republicans claim that Hobbes's constitutional indifferentism (the view that we have no profound reason to prefer one constitutional form over another) is driven exclusively by a reductive understanding of liberty as ...
Schmitt, Carl (1888-1985)
(Elsevier Inc., 2015)
Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) was a conservative German public lawyer and political theorist. Schmitt is best known for his trenchant critique of liberal constitutionalism, parliamentary democracy, and legal cosmopolitanism. ...
The impact of regime-type on health: does redistribution explain everything?
(Cambridge University Press, 2011-09-22)
Many scholars claim that democracy improves population health. The prevailing explanation for this is that democratic regimes distribute health-promoting resources more widely than autocratic regimes. The central contention ...
Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde and the politics of constituent power
It is often held that the legitimacy of a democratic constitution depends on its production by constituent power. This paper argues that the notion of legitimation by constituent power faces a dilemma: if the authenticity ...
The impact of democracy and media freedom on under-5 mortality, 1961–2011
(Elsevier Ltd, 2017)
Do democracies produce better health outcomes for children than autocracies? We argue that (1) democratic governments have an incentive to reduce child mortality among low-income families and (2) that media freedom enhances ...
The hegemonic preservation thesis revisited: the example of Turkey
(Springer Netherland, 2017)
This paper offers a critical rereading of the history of judicial review of constitutional amendments in Turkey. We argue that, contrary to appearances, the claim to a power of amendment review on the part of the Turkish ...