Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism


This international conference ”Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism” was organized by the Centre for Global Studies, the Europe Canada Network Initiative and the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria. The conference was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union and the  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada (SSHRC). The international conference renewed the debate over the relationship between constitutionalism and democracy, now in the light of populist politics. It did so especially in relation to two countries at the heart of the debate (Hungary; Poland) but with comparisons to other contexts in which populism is gaining a foothold. The symposium clarified what we ought to mean by “populism” and what - if anything - is wrong with it (why isn’t populism simply democracy?). It explored the consequences of that analysis for the theory and practice of a truly democratic constitutionalism. 

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