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dc.contributor.authorDel Lucchese, F-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-13T09:44:43Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-13T09:44:43Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Political Theory, (2014)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1741-2730-
dc.identifier.urihttp://ept.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/24/1474885114544911-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/9705-
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers Niccolò Machiavelli’s contribution to a theory of constituent power. Modern authors who have analysed the concept of constituent power generally agree on its ambiguous, paradoxical, and apparently contradictory essence. With few exceptions, Machiavelli is absent from both the historical reconstructions of and the theoretical debates on the origin of constituent power. My argument is built around two main theses: Reintroducing Machiavelli to the debate on constituent power offers an original response to the theoretical fallacies and inconsistencies identified by modern scholars. In particular, Machiavelli’s philosophy contributes to the comprehension of constituent power as a living force within social order. My second thesis is that by tracing the source of constituent power back to Machiavelli, we can overcome the main theoretical problem implied by this concept, namely the problem of the priority of the factual or the juridical, by providing a vision that emphasizes their immanent coexistence.en_US
dc.subjectMachiavellien_US
dc.subjectConstituent Poweren_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectConflicten_US
dc.subjectSocial Orderen_US
dc.titleMachiavelli and constituent power: the revolutionary foundation of modern political thoughten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474885114544911-
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