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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Revolution

Chiara Redaelli

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 June 2022

Subject(s):
Citizens' rights — Right to resistance — Coup d'état — Revolution

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 The notion of revolution encompasses the idea that a people can legitimately oppose the government under certain circumstances. Specifically, this entry will focus on constitutional provisions that acknowledge the possibility to resist or act against the government or its decisions in certain situations, by engaging in a behaviour that would normally be unlawful. 2 The means allowed to exercise a constitutionally recognized right to revolution vary substantially. On the one hand, revolt could be non-violent (Gargarella 3). Indeed, a number of states acknowledge...
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