Res Publica 17 (4):327-342 (2011)

Among contemporary forms of constitutionalism, Luigi Ferrajoli’s Garantismo may be considered as the rather unfashionable attempt to build up a comprehensive and multi-layered theory, which still takes seriously the positivist heritage. This paper offers, in brief outline, a synthetic view of the social setting, the philosophical background, and the basic features of this conception of constitutionalism, when compared with legal positivism and other mainstream forms of (neo)constitutionalism
Keywords Legal positivism  (Neo)constitutionalism   Garantismo  Legal epistemology  Legal theory  Legal science  Rule of law  Constitutional democracy
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DOI 10.1007/s11158-011-9167-x
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