This volume is a follow-up to the conference ‘Constitutional Review and Democracy’ organized from 24 to 25 November 2013 at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade.The conference was convened as part of the ongoing project ‘Constitutionalism and Rule of Law in the Nation-State Building – the Case of Serbia’.
The aim of this volume is to shed new light on the complex relation between democracy and judicial review of constitutionality. The book starts off with some general and theoretical aspects of the debate. The second part discusses constitutional review in the European transnational setting, while the third part explores the dynamics between parliaments and highest courts in constitutional democracies without the formalized constitutional review. Finally, the book addresses the role of constitutional review in the processes of democratic transition and consolidation.