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Published: 08 July 2021

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780192893765

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Abusive Constitutional Borrowing

Legal globalization and the subversion of liberal democracy

Rosalind Dixon and David Landau

Oxford Comparative Constitutionalism

  • Addresses current patterns of democratic retrenchment.
  • Considers the role of legitimating ideologies that help support different modes of abusive constitutionalism.
  • Explores how both borrowing and co-optation of this kind may trade on either explicit or implicit connections or associations to liberal-democratic constitutional models, norms and ideas.
  • Illustrates the rise of abusive constitutional practices, and their reach into some of the most well-known and celebrated aspects of liberal democratic constitutionalism