“The words of a President matter”: Presidential Concession, prassi costituzionale e dissenso
Abstract: “The words of a President matter”: Presidential Concession, constitutional conventions and dissent – The recent epilogue of the 2020 US Presidential elections, with the outgoing President’s refusal to concede, have outlined the everlasting importance of monitoring the institutional dynamics of contemporary Republican systems struggling with the emerging role of political conflict. Current trends of theoretical and practical investigation are now involved in balancing pluralism and public spirit. The unusual presidential refusal pushes for a reconsideration of the relationship not just among “separated institutions competing for power” (G. F. Ferrari) but between the President, his ‘dissent’ and the People without damaging the American sentiment of trust-interplay. Questioning the efforts for stability and the rule of law, some critical issues retrieve the human dimension of the law based on the republican conventions of virtues in the scenario of a contemporary society beyond traditional Presidentialism.
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