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date: 22 February 2020

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This article discusses constitutionalism, particularly the two main schools of constitutional theorizing: coordination theories and contractarian theories. It then tries to determine what constitutions can do for the people, before focusing on the two main problems of modern constitutional democracy. The first is the nature of representative democracy, while the second is the problem of placing enforceable limits on government.

Keywords: constitutionalism, main schools, constitutional theorizing, coordination theories, contractarian theories, problems, modern constitutional democracy, representative democracy, enforceable limits

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