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Conceptual Change and the Constitution
     

Conceptual Change and the Constitution

by Terence Ball (Editor), J. G. Pocock (Editor), J.G.A. Pocock (Editor)
 

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"Politics is a communicatively constituted activity. Words are its coin, and speech its medium. And yet, notoriously, the words which make up this medium have hotly contested and historically mutable meanings."—from the Introduction

"This volume calls attention to the changing or multiple meanings of key concepts and terms in Revolutionary-era political

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"Politics is a communicatively constituted activity. Words are its coin, and speech its medium. And yet, notoriously, the words which make up this medium have hotly contested and historically mutable meanings."—from the Introduction

"This volume calls attention to the changing or multiple meanings of key concepts and terms in Revolutionary-era political thought. As against the tendency to stress the relative homogeneity of the ideas that coalesced in the late 1780s, this collection creates, in effect, a set of case studies that illuminate the range of issues around which new and disputed positions formed."—Jack Rakove, author of The Beginnings of National Politics

Author Biography: Terence Ball is professor of political science at the University of Minnesota.

J.G.A. Pocock is Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University

Contributors: Terence Ball, Lance Banning, James Farr, Russell L. Hanson, Daniel Walker Howe, Peter S. Onuf, J. G. A. Pocock, Gerald Stourzh, and Garry Wills

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Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
These well-written essays provide new insight into the history of the period.
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"This volume calls attention to the changing or multiple meanings of key concepts and terms in Revolutionary-era political thought. As against the tendency to stress the relative homogeneity of the ideas that coalesced in the late 1780s, this collection creates, in effect, a set of case studies that illuminate the range of issues around which new and disputed positions formed."—Jack Rakove, author of The Beginnings of National Politics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700604562
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
10/15/1990
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.49(d)

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