Popular Sovereignty and Constitutionalism: a Historical and Comparative Perspective

  • Lars Rudebeck
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


In looking at democratization as an actual historical process leading up to existing democracy in today’s world, two major aspects can be distinguished: one having to do with what in this chapter I have chosen to call popular sovereignty, and the other constitutional, having to do with the rule of law.


Civil Society Colonial State Constitutional Democracy National Liberation Economic Surplus 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
Selection and editorial matter © Lars Rudebeck, Olle Törnquist and Virgilio Rojas 1996, 1998 Text © Macmillan Press Ltd 1998

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