Journal article

Book Review: Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law

Erika Arban, Eleonora Bottini, Dinesha Samararatne

The Modern Law Review | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

Bruce Ackerman’s latest work, Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019) offers a fresh perspective in the analysis of constitutional legitimation. In the opening chapter, Ackerman presents his ‘grand claim’ which he promises to establish through the publication of a future trilogy.

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Funding Acknowledgements

We were inspired to write this book review having discussed it in a reading group convened under the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law `Balancing Diversity and Social Cohesion in Democratic Constitutions' at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. The Program is fully funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (ARC). We would like to thank the reading group for the insights and discussion.