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What Should Constitutions Do?
     

What Should Constitutions Do?

by Ellen Frankel Paul (Editor), Fred D. Miller, Jr Fred D. (Editor), Jeffrey Paul (Editor)
 

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The essays in this volume—written by prominent philosophers, political scientists, and legal scholars—address these questions and explore related issues. Some essays examine the basic purposes of constitutions and their status as fundamental law. Some deal with specific constitutional provisions: they ask, for example, which branches of government

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The essays in this volume—written by prominent philosophers, political scientists, and legal scholars—address these questions and explore related issues. Some essays examine the basic purposes of constitutions and their status as fundamental law. Some deal with specific constitutional provisions: they ask, for example, which branches of government should have the authority to conduct foreign policy, or how the judiciary should be organized, or what role a preamble should play in a nation's founding document. Other essays explore questions of constitutional design: they consider the advantages of a federal system of government, or the challenges of designing a constitution for a pluralistic society—or they ask what form of constitution best promotes personal liberty and economic prosperity.

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ISBN-13:
9780521175531
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2010
Series:
Social Philosophy and Policy Series
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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