“Minipublics in Robes: A reflexive republican perspective of judicial review”

Among the diverse and valuable publications made on political philosophy in times of pandemic, the book Democracy without shortcuts written by Cristina Lafont (Oxford U.P., 2020) deserves a privileged place on our shelves. The clarity and precision of her proposals leads not only to a reasonable, but mainly exciting, defense of a participatory deliberative democracy. Immersed in this stimulating theoretical atmosphere but inspired in a reflexive republican conception of deliberative democracy, I propose here a different perspective and application of minipublics, that differs from the one indicated by the author.