Il repubblicanesimo e la questione del potere costituente

Marco Goldoni


The revival of republican political philosophy has certainly impacted upon many different areas. Obviously, its main contribution is on politics. However, contemporary republican theory actually fails to redeem an autonomous conception of politics. Despite the recognition of the central role of contestation, republican political theory either moralises or legalises politics. In this way, all the epistemic and normative potential of the idea of contestation is attenuated, up to a point where this idea does not add a particular value to republicanism. Astonishingly, there is no discussion of constituent power; but if republican political theory wants to remain true to its own aspirations, it has take into account the reflexive dimension of politics.


Constituent Power; Constituted Powers; Republicanism; Political Reflexivity; Liberal Constitutionalism

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2421-4124/5185


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