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What Should Constitutions Do?
     

What Should Constitutions Do?

by Ellen Frankel Paul
 

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The essays in this volume - written by prominent philosophers, political scientists and legal scholars - address 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

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The essays in this volume - written by prominent philosophers, political scientists and legal scholars - address 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139234696
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Series:
Social Philosophy and Policy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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