Popular sovereignty, political freedom and democratic control
in The political theory of the Irish Constitution
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Chapter one considers how the republican concept of democracy can inform the understanding of popular sovereignty as the central organising principle of the Irish Constitution. It considers various understandings of the constitutional referendum in particular as an exercise of popular sovereignty. While contesting this understanding of the constitutional referendum, it suggests that it can be valued instead as a means of promoting contestation of government power in the area of constitutional change, and as a means of promoting civic participation.

The political theory of the Irish Constitution

Republicanism and the basic law

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