Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions

by Denis J. Galligan, Mila Versteeg

Cambridge University Press | October 31, 2014 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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This volume analyses the social and political forces that influence constitutions and the process of constitution making. It combines theoretical perspectives on the social and political foundations of constitutions with a range of detailed case studies from nineteen countries. In the first part leading scholars analyse and develop a range of theoretical perspectives, including constitutions as coordination devices, mission statements, contracts, products of domestic power play, transnational documents, and as reflection of the will of the people. In the second part these theories are examined through in-depth case studies of the social and political foundations of constitutions in countries such as Egypt, Nigeria, Japan, Romania, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Israel, Argentina and others. The result is a multidimensional study of constitutions as social phenomena and their interaction with other social phenomena.

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Published: October 31, 2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1107424399

ISBN - 13: 9781107424395

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Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions

by Denis J. Galligan, Mila Versteeg

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 31, 2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1107424399

ISBN - 13: 9781107424395

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This volume analyses the social and political forces that influence constitutions and the process of constitution making. It combines theoretical perspectives on the social and political foundations of constitutions with a range of detailed case studies from nineteen countries. In the first part leading scholars analyse and develop a range of theoretical perspectives, including constitutions as coordination devices, mission statements, contracts, products of domestic power play, transnational documents, and as reflection of the will of the people. In the second part these theories are examined through in-depth case studies of the social and political foundations of constitutions in countries such as Egypt, Nigeria, Japan, Romania, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Israel, Argentina and others. The result is a multidimensional study of constitutions as social phenomena and their interaction with other social phenomena.
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