Democrazia illiberale e forma di stato costituzionale di diritto nel costituzionalismo euro-atlantico: contingenze elettorali o cambio di paradigma?

Illiberal Democracy and Rule of Constitutional Law State in the Framework of Euro-Atlantic Constitutionalism: Electoral Contingencies or Change of Paradigm?

  • Roberto Toniatti

Abstract

The scenario of the “world constitutional phenomenon” requires that any reasoning on democracy makes use of a specific qualification that turns out being instrumental to wider comparative classifications. With regard to the Euro-Atlantic constitutional framework, the notion of ‘illiberal democracy’ is an oxymoron, an intrinsic contradiction incompatible with its origins and physiological formal and substantive legal paradigm. So far, a structural change of such paradigm does not appear to have occurred, although recent electoral trends do give evidence to such a threat, that is mostly limited to present political moods and electoral outcomes. The paper focuses on Western Europe and the United States.


Keywords: Illiberal democracy; Rule of Constitutional Law State; Euro-Atlantic Constitutionalism; Electoral Contingencies; Change of Constitutional Paradigm.

Published
Oct 16, 2020
How to Cite
TONIATTI, Roberto. Democrazia illiberale e forma di stato costituzionale di diritto nel costituzionalismo euro-atlantico: contingenze elettorali o cambio di paradigma?. DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 44, n. 3, oct. 2020. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <http://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/1100>. Date accessed: 28 jan. 2021.
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