Anti-Oligarchic Constitutionalism – UK Constitutional Law Association

Lecture by Dr Camila Vergara, Tuesday 5th December 2023, 4:30pm

School of Law and Social Justice Events Space, University of Liverpool and online

An inaugural lecture to mark the launch of the new Liverpool Public Law Unit will be given by Dr Camila Vergara on Tuesday 5th December 2023 on the topic of “Anti-Oligarchic Constitutionalism”.

Camila Vergara is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex and the author of Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic (Princeton University Press, 2020). Her book explored the way in which modern liberal democracies have become increasingly oligarchic, suffering from a form of structural political decay first conceptualized by ancient philosophers. It argued that the problem cannot be blamed on the actions of corrupt politicians but is built into the very fabric of our representative systems. Camila was recently awarded the BIAPT Early-Career Prize for her scholarship.

This is a hybrid event which can be attended online or in person – for full details and to register, see:

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