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Title Social and political foundations of constitutions / edited by Denis J. Galligan, Mila Versteeg.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (694 pages)
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Series Comparative constitutional law and policy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction: 1. Theoretical perspectives on the social and political foundations of constitutions Denis Galligan and Mila Versteeg; Part II. Theoretical Perspectives: 2. Why a constitution? Russell Hardin; 3. Constitutions as mission statements Jeff King; 4. Transnational constitutions Benedikt Goderis and Mila Versteeg; 5. The people, the constitution, and the idea of representation Denis Galligan; 6. The strategic foundations of constitutions Ran Hirschl; 7. Constitutions as contract, constitutions as charter Tom Ginsburg; Part III. Case Studies: 8. Accidental constitutionalism: the political foundations and implications of constitution making in Israel Adam Shinar; 9. The myth of imposed constitutionalism in Japan David S. Law; 10. Social, political, and philosophical foundations of the Irish constitutional order Paul Brady; 11. South Sudan's dualistic constitution Kevin L. Cope; 12. New Zealand David Erdos; 13. The juristic republic of Iran Binesh Hass; 14. Neo-Bolivarian constitutional design: comparing the 1999 Venezuelan, 2008 Ecuadorian, and 2009 Bolivian constitutions Phoebe King; 15. The constitution as agreement to agree: the social and political foundations (and effects) of the 1971 Egyptian constitution Clark Lombardi; 16. Explaining the constitutionalization of social rights: Portuguese hypotheses and a cross national test Pedro Magalh„es; 17. Popular constitution making: the case of Iceland Anne Meuwese; 18. Romania's transnational constitution: a tradition of elite learning and self-empowerment Christina Parau; 19. The social and political foundations of the Nigerian constitution Charles H. Parkinson; 20. The once and future democracy: Argentina at the bar of constitutionalism Miguel Schor; 21. A battle between law and society in Micronesia Brian Z. Tamanaha; 22. Constitutionalism of shallow foundations: the case of Bulgaria Daniel Smilov; 23. The shifting foundations of the European Union constitution Neil Walker.
Summary "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 of constitution making in nineteen different countries. In the first part of the volume, 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 of the volume, 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. The approach combines social science analysis of the nature of constitutions with case studies of selected constitutions"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Constitutional law -- Social aspects.
Constitutional law -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Galligan, D. J. (Denis James), 1947-
Versteeg, Mila, 1983-
Other Form: Print version: Social and political foundations of constitutions. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013 xx, 672 pages Comparative constitutional law and policy 9781107032880 (DLC) 2013009471
ISBN 9781107032880 (hardback)
9781107420557 (e-book)

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