The Separation of Powers and the Challenge to Constitutional Democracy
Professor Jacob T. Levy
Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory, McGill University
Professor Levy will examine the roots of our contemporary challenges to constitutional democracy, and trace these to the development of one of constitutionalism’s central institutions: the separation of powers. He will explain how the visible fragility of constitutional democracy is, in real part, a fragility of the separation of powers, and how addressing the one requires also addressing the other.
The McDonald Lecture is presented by the Centre for Constitutional Studies through an endowment to the Faculty of Law in Memory of Justice David C. McDonald.