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Constitutional Democracy Under Stress
Constitutional Democracy Under Stress

Constitutional Democracy Under Stress

A Time For Heroic Citizenship

Edited by Peter L Biro


448 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, EPUB

Trade Paper, $29.95 (CA $35.00) (US $29.95)

Publication Date: August 2020

ISBN 9781771614801

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Mosaic Press (Aug 2020)


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Constitutional democracy is not just any old form of democracy. It has a peculiar logic and is premised upon some exacting criteria and principles including good laws and institutions predicated on specific fundamental core values and principles. But it is, when fully ingrained in the public sensibility, a sort of civic serum necessary to inoculate free citizens against the ravages of anti-democratic populism, authoritarianism, racism, nativism, discrimination, xenophobia, corruption, self-dealing, and much worse. The need for civic inoculation of that sort is urgent today, globally. The essays in this volume probe the sources and malaise now confronting Constitutional Democracy. However, they go muchfurther. Many of the essays are, indeed, road-maps for a realistic and cultivated response to our present condition. The clues for a rehabilitated democracy are found here analytically but also prescriptively.

Author Biography

Peter L. Biro is the Founder of SECTION 1. He is a passionate advocate for civil liberties, human rights, civic engagement, wildlife conservation, and animal welfare. He is a lawyer, businessman and community leader and is currently President and CEO of Newcon Optik, a world leader in the design and manufacture of electro-optic technology. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of tech start-up RightBlue Labs Inc., oa “AVAIL”. He has served as President of Canadian Friends of Haifa University as well as serving on the Board of Governors of the University of Haifa. He was a Director of West Toronto Support Services for Senior Citizens and the Disabled Inc. and a member of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs Program Committee.