Elements of direct democracy in the recent practice of European countries: some thoughts à propos the Roundtable ‘Constitutional Change and People’

A summary by Dr.Maria Pichou, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Luxembourg.

How can the general public participate in constitution-making and constitution-amending procedures? Are popular initiatives in constitutional change more desirable or feasible in European countries today? The recent Roundtable ‘Constitutional Change and People’, organised by the University of Luxembourg and the International Association of Constitutional Law (Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change Research Group) on December 12th 2014, dealt with these issues.

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