Constitutionalism, Federalism and Constitutional Reforms in Francisco Lucas Pires’ Thought

  • Giuseppe MartinicoEmail author


In this chapter I shall make three points. The first point is a terminological point and insists on the notions of constitution and constitutionalisation employed in Lucas Pires’ essays, at least in those that have been translated into English on this occasion and in two other books available in Portuguese. The second point regards the importance of these reforms for the creation of a kind of “federal type Europe” (to quote Stein). The last point concerns the substance of these reforms and the importance of the “social question” at the supranational level.


Federalism Constitutionalism Social Question Constitutionalisation 


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  1. 1.Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly

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