n Law, Democracy & Development - The Constitutional state in the developing world in the age of globalisation : from limited government to minimum democracy

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



Located at the heart of the concept of contemporary constitutionalism - the concept that underwrites the constitutional state - is democracy. While conditions that define both constitutionalism and democracy are intractably controversial, few would deny that both strive towards assumed ideal conditions of political, institutional and civic arrangements suited for human self-actualisation. Because of this convergence democracy has come to be accepted as one of the critical pillars integral to the definition of constitutionalism.

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