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How Democratic is the American Constitution? – Robert A. Dahl

How Democratic is the American Constitution? – Robert A. Dahl

The popularly held myth that the American Constitution is the beacon of global democracy blatantly disregards democratic norms in several instances.  Robert Dahl, a Sterling Professor Emeritus of Yale University and former President of the American Political Science Association, examines the ways in which the Constitution does not practice equality of representation. Most notably, both […]

State of Exception - Giorgio Agamben

State of Exception – Giorgio Agamben

Giorgio Agamben provides a thorough historical and legal contextualization of the state of exception, defining its critical nature and development. Defined as the expansion of executive power in response to existential threats to the nation, the state of exception has become the norm of executive power throughout Western democracies. Analyzing the legal and political theory that has given rise […]