The Defense of Constitutional Democracy

The relationship between constitutionalism and democracy is now one more time challenged in Brasil. The rise of the new government model with authoritharian and antiliberal features put at risk many accomplishment of the 1988 constitutional system. One of the main reasons is that our pillars of democracy were not well prepered to avoid presidential overpower. The lack of a militant democracy constitutional clauses and the weakness of brazilian concern with deliberative democracy can result in the constitution dangers. The new governmet also is openly against inclusive democracy. This presentation will investigate the types of democracy – representative democracy; deliberative democracy; inclusive democracy; militant democracy and thyranic mesures – to hightlight what is at risk and what can be done to gathering democratic experiences and features help to preserve and avoid the authoritarian results in the constitutional system of 1998. The folowing panelists will develop this theme.