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From the Publisher"In this timely work, Political Constitutionalism, Richard Bellamy presents an original republican re-interpretation and defense of existing representative democratic constitutionalism against the legal constitutionalists, who would give the constitution to the courts, and against the deliberative democrats, who discount majority rule and party competition. It is a major contribution to the debate over democracy and constitutionalism."
James Tully, Distinguished Professor, Political Science, University of Victoria
"This sharp, intelligent, and clear book ably ties together two of the more important strands in political and legal theory of the past 20 years: the neorepublicanism most closely associated with Philip Pettit and the critique of the judiciary-centered model of constitutionalism, a model most prominently linked with Ronald Dworkin's philosophical apotheosis of the Warren Court....The second, affirmative, half of the book...is first rate, one of the best works in democratic theory in years." - Jacob T. Levy, McGill University, Perspectives on Politics