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Mark Tushnet & Bojan Bugariec, Power to the People: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism (2021).

Abstract: Power to the People proposes that some forms of populism are inconsistent with constitutionalism, while others aren’t. By providing a series of case studies, some organized by nation, others by topic, the book identifies these populist inconsistencies with constitutionalism-and, importantly, when and how they are not. Opening a dialogue for the possibility of a deeper, populist democracy, the book examines recent challenges to the idea that democracy is a good form of government by exploring possibilities for new institutions that can determine and implement a majority’s views without always threatening constitutionalism.