Direct Democracy and Constitutional Change. Do the People Have an Inalienable and Unconstrained Right to Alter the Constitution?

01 October 2016 → 30 September 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Law
rect democracy constitutional change constitution
Project description

Based on a comparative legal analysis the project tackles four topics regarding the suitability and necessary constraints of popular constitutional law-making: (1) do citizens have an inalienable right to alter the Constitution based on popular sovereignty?, (2) which constitutional topics are suitable?, (3) which procedural safeguards are necessary?, (4) what should be the role of the legislature and the courts?