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Power to the People: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Online,

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The Centre for Law, Democracy, and Society (CLDS) is delighted to host a series of talks themed on 'Authoritarian Constitutions'.

Book Title

Power to the People: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism


Around the world governments characterized by observers as populist have taken power. Many of their actions have been incompatible with tenets of modern liberalism. This has generated commentary suggesting that populism is itself incompatible with constitutionalism. In the book, we challenge this view’.


Professor Bojan Bugaric was appointed to a chair at Sheffield in September 2018. Before coming to Sheffield, he lectured at the University of Ljubljana. He has held visiting positions at the University of Trento, the University of California School of Law in Los Angeles and at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, public law, EU law, law and democracy and law and development, broadly conceived. He is currently working on two projects, each of which is concerned with the development of the rule of law and democracy in different comparative and institutional settings. He has studied law as an undergraduate at the University of Ljubljana, graduated (LL.M) at the UCLA, Los Angeles, and wrote his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He served as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of the Interior in the Slovenian government from 2000-2004.

Professor Tushnet, graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, specializes in constitutional law and theory, including comparative constitutional law. His research includes studies of constitutional review in the United States and around the world, and the creation of other "institutions for protecting constitutional democracy." He also writes in the area of legal and particularly constitutional history, with works on the development of civil rights law in the United States and a history of the Supreme Court in the 1930s.

**Please note this is an online event and that all registrants will be sent joining details on the day.