Constitutionalism Out of a Positivist Mind Cast: The Garantismo Way

Chiassoni, Pierluigi
November 2011
Res Publica (13564765);Nov2011, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p327
Academic Journal
Among contemporary forms of constitutionalism, Luigi Ferrajoli's Garantismo may be considered as the rather unfashionable attempt to build up a comprehensive and multi-layered theory, which still takes seriously the positivist heritage. This paper offers, in brief outline, a synthetic view of the social setting, the philosophical background, and the basic features of this conception of constitutionalism, when compared with legal positivism and other mainstream forms of (neo)constitutionalism.


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