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Martin Krygier, Adam Czarnota, Wojciech Sadurski (eds.): Anti-Constitutional Populism

The volume, edited by our Senior Research Fellow Martin Krygier, Adam Czarnota (University of New South Wales) and Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney), and published by Cambridge University Press, brings together scholars from law, political science, and philosophy.

Around the world, populist parties have sprung up in formerly and formally liberal-democratic polities, challenging their existing political parties and leaders, and frequently overwhelming them. These challenges and successes were rarely predicted, arriving so soon after the wave of liberal democratic and constitutional enthusiasms, proclamations and institution-building which peaked in the 1990s.

Bringing together scholars from law, political science and philosophy, the collection explores the character of contemporary populisms and their relationships to constitutional democracy. With contributors from around the world, it offers a diverse range of nuanced perspectives on populism as a global phenomenon. Using comparative and multi-disciplinary techniques, this book considers the specifics and similarities of populisms, and raises general questions about their nature and potential futures.

The volume was published as an outcome of the research project Constitutional Populism: Friend or Foe of Constitutional Democracy?, with the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law at University of New South Wales, Sydney.

"Chapter 13 - Constitutional Populism versus EU Law: A Much More Complex Story than You Imagined" was written by Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup and Research Fellow Barbara Grabowska-Moroz.

Learn more about the book here.

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