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Does illiberal democracy exist?
Giuliano AMATO, Benedetta BARBISAN and Cesare PINELLI (eds), Rule of law vs majoritarian democracy, Oxford : Hart Publishing, 2021, pp. 171-188
HALMAI, Gábor, Does illiberal democracy exist?, in Giuliano AMATO, Benedetta BARBISAN and Cesare PINELLI (eds), Rule of law vs majoritarian democracy, Oxford : Hart Publishing, 2021, pp. 171-188 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74479
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While discussing illiberalism the focus of this chapter will be institutional. From this perspective the main object of illiberal critique is liberal democracy, which in my view is not merely a limit on the public power of the majority, but also presup- poses rule of law, checks and balances, and guaranteed fundamental rights. This means that there is no democracy without liberalism, and there also cannot be liberal rights without democracy. In this respect, there is no such a thing as an ‘illiberal or anti-liberal democracy’.
Published online: 26 August 2021
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