Constitutionalism, Quasi-Constitutionalism, and Representative Democracy

Daniel Smilov
Publication date: 
Mon, 25 Jan 2010

This paper advances a conception of quasi-constitutionalism, consisting of far-reaching but legally unenforceable constraints and limits on the power of political majorities in areas such as economic policy, foreign relations, and social policy.
The paper argues that European Union accession has strengthened quasi-constitutional constraints on the political process in Bulgaria.