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Populism, Popular Sovereignty, and Public Reason


Edited By Stefan Mayr and Andreas Orator

In many parts of today’s world, populist politics increasingly challenge traditional constitutionalist conceptions. The present volume provides a variety of perspectives on democratic decay and the erosion of the rule of law, on the re-emergence of popular sovereignty as a political category, and on public reason in an age of ‘post-truthism’, focusing on the CEE region and South Eastern Europe. With each contribution approaching the subject from its individual angle and having its original ‘tone’, the volume combines theoretical insights and in-depth analyses of current developments in selected polities.

Stefan Mayr is a scientist at the Institute for Law and Governance at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He holds a doctorate in law from WU and an LLM in comparative constitutional law from the Central European University in Budapest.

Andreas Orator is a researcher at the Institute for European and International Law at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He holds degrees in law and political science from the University of Vienna, Sciences-Po Paris and New York University.