54 Tulsa L. Rev. 1 (2018-2019)
Post-Liberal Constitutionalism

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           POST-LIBERAL CONSTITUTIONALISM*



                        Jorge M. Farinacci-Fern6s*


I. IN TRO D U CTIO N  ............................................................................................................  2

II. SPLITTING THE CONSTITUTIONAL ATOM: A CRITICAL VIEW OF MODERN
       C ONSTITUTIONALISM       .........................................................................................  3
       A . Introduction  .................................................................................................. . . 3
       B. A General View of Constitutionalism ........................................................... 4
            1. D efinitions  and  U ses  .............................................................................   4
            2. B irth  and  G row th  ...................................................................................  6
            3. Seeking a C onsensus .............................................................................  7
       C . C ore  Features  ............................................................................................... . . 8
            1. A Governm ent W ith Lim its  .................................................................... 8
            2. Procedural and Substantive Distinction ................................................ 9
            3. Rejection of Arbitrary Government .................................................... 10
            4. Constitutional Suprem    acy  ....................................................................  10
            5. Judicial Enforcem   ent ...........................................................................  11
            6. R ights  ................................................................................................. . .  12
            7. W ritten  Instrum ent ...............................................................................  13
            8. Democracy: Democratization, Accountability, Legitimacy, and
               R epresentation ....................................................................................  14
       D . C ontested  Features  ......................................................................................  15
            1. Liberal Constitutionalism     ....................................................................  16
            2. Property, Capitalism and the Free Market ............................................ 18
            3. Autonomy, Individualism and Some Social Contract Theory .............. 19
            4. The 'Proper Role' of Government ...................................................... 21
       E. Towards a Broader Constitutionalism ......................................................... 23
            1. It is Not All About Government: Towards a Broader Notion of Power... 23
            2. Liberal and (or Versus) Non-Liberal Constitutionalism          ...................... 24
            3. Post-Liberal Constitutionalism ............................................................ 25
       F. M oving Forw ard .......................................................................................... 26


*This Article is based on several chapters of the author's S.J.D. Dissertation Original Explication and Post-
Liberal Constitutionalism: The Role of Intent and History in the Judicial Enforcement of Teleological
Constitutions (Georgetown University Law Center, 2017).
..B.A. and M.A. (Univ. of Puerto Rico); J.D. (University of Puerto Rico Law School); LL.M. (Harvard Law
School); S.J.D. (Georgetown University Law Center). Assistant Professor of Law at the Interamerican University
of Puerto Rico Law School.

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