This book brings together a series of articles produced in recent years and contains elements that can provide a panoramic view of the most prominent discussions in constitutional law in our time. The book is divided in five main parts, each of them is an article and addresses issues related to constitutional law, democracy and institutions. It brings about the challenges that Brazil must confront as part of the process of constructing a free, just and compassionate society, this book is intended to be an additional tool for improving the country’s institutions. In the inevitable presence of doubts and dreams, we seek to offer alternatives in order to ensure that this project continues.
Clèmerson Merlin Clève is professor of constitutional law at the Federal University of Paraná.
Bruno Lorenzetto is professor of law at Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná.
Chapter 1: Constitution, Democratic Government and Levels of Scrutiny in Judicial
Chapter 2: Interpretive Theories, Institutional Capacities and Criticism
Chapter 3: Institutional Dialogue: Structure and Legitimacy
Chapter 4: Fundamental Rights: Revisions and New Paths
Chapter 5: Notes on Tolerance: Foundations, Distinctions and Limits
A multidimensional roadmap for the future of constitutional democracy in Brazil. Drawing from influential ideas in law and government around the world, Lorenzetto and Cleve chart a course toward a more just, more free, and more equitable society. At once theoretical, doctrinal, comparative and aspirational, this book is an ode to the democratic values of fundamental rights, the separation of powers, and reconciliatory constitutionalism. And it comes at just the right time for Brazil and the world.