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From Constitutions to Constitutionalism: An Opportunity for Arab States, Not a Paradox (2010)

The paradox of modern constitutionalism resides in having two imperatives, apparently irreconcilable, i.e. a governmental power generated from the ‘consent of the people’ and, in order to be sustained and effective, that power must be divided, constrained and exercised through distinctive institutional forms This paradox reflects the dilemma arising from the dialectical interaction between constituent power and constitutional form. Continue reading From Constitutions to Constitutionalism: An Opportunity for Arab States, Not a Paradox (2010)