Radical Protest in Constitutional Democracy

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Workshop:  Monday 6 -Tuesday 7 June

Court Room, University Office, University of Aberdeen

(followed by PhD summer school: Wednesday 8 – Thursday 9 June)

Protest is a hallowed right within constitutional democracy, allowing for political expression outside the electoral process and established public sphere channels such as the media. But to what extent and in what ways can and/or should constitutional democracy accommodate more radical forms of protest, and particularly illegal forms? What do particular varieties of protest reveal (empirically and normatively) about the scope and limits of constitutional democracy? And how do organizations which use radical protest in a constitution relate to those which choose not to? These are some of the empirical and normative questions that we pose for the workshop.

For more information, please view the Radical Protest workshop programme.  

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