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The Weaknesses of Criticism Against Supermajority
Revista de Derecho (P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso) (2014)
  • Sergio Verdugo, sverdugor@udd.cl
Abstract

The article critically examines the objections that professors Guillermo Jiménez, Pablo Marshall and Fernando Muñoz have made to the exceptional legislative supermajority rule, defended by Sergio Verdugo in a prior paper of 2012. The objections relies in a biased conception of democracy and political equality. Their arguments conduct to a naïve position that prevents the evaluation of supermajorities in an instrumental way. Verdugo defends the idea that legislative supermajorities are useful given certain conditions and under certain cases.

Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Sergio Verdugo. "The Weaknesses of Criticism Against Supermajority" Revista de Derecho (P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso) Vol. 42 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sergio_verdugo/49/