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Constitutional Processes and Democratic Commitment

Donald L. Horowitz


The process of making a new constitution often begins in conditions that are not optimal for careful consideration of the process of constitution making and its objectives. Emphasizing the need for a process that maximizes chances for a democratic outcome, this book makes a case for processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and oriented toward achieving consensus rather than merely negotiated outcomes. The book focuses attention on politicians who participate in creating new constitutions. It discusses methods for selecting them, modes of organizing the deliberating and drafting bodies, thei ... More

Keywords: compromise, consensus, deliberation, democratic commitment, inclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300254365
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300254365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald L. Horowitz, author
Duke University