Title: Models of constitutional amendment in Spanish history

Authors: Ignacio Fernández Sarasola

Addresses: Facultad de Comercio, Turismo y Ciencias Sociales 'Jovellanos', Calle Luis Moya Blanco, 261, 33203 – Gijón, Asturias, Spain

Abstract: Constitutional amendment in Spanish history was seen from three different points of view: an unawareness about constitutional amendment (enlightenment), exclusion with the constituent power (conservative ideology) and complementarity with the constituent power (liberal-progressive ideology). These three approaches were linked to different concepts of constitution: the Aristotelian, the historical and the rational-normative.

Keywords: constitutional amendment; Spanish constitutional history; enlightenment; liberals; fundamental laws; conservative ideology; progressive ideology; flexible constitution; rigid constitution; constitutional amendment limits; constitutional law.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2020.111509

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2020 Vol.7 No.4, pp.404 - 416

Received: 27 Apr 2020
Accepted: 12 May 2020

Published online: 23 Nov 2020 *

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