Comments on Systemic Corruption

My comments on the book will focus on the radical republican theoretical lens Vergara uses to analyze constitutional models in history, and its relation to radical and participatory democracy.

Comments on Systemic Corruption

My comments on the book will focus on 'material constitutionalism', the novel methodological approach Vergara proposes to study constitutional frameworks, which is necessary to assess and correct for systemic corrupting tendencies.

Comments on Systemic Corruption

My comments on the book will focus on Vergara's proposal to incorporate a 'plebeian branch' into the constitution, as an institutional counterpower able to control the growing power of the few.

Comments on Systemic Corruption

My comments on the book will focus on the constitutional taxonomy Vergara proposes (elitist-proceduralist and plebeian-materialist models) and the rhetorical dimension of her diagrammatic constitutional theorizing.