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Constitutional theory

Author: Carl Schmitt; Jeffrey Seitzer
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2008.
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Provides an original and provocative interpretation of the Weimar Constitution. At the centre of this interpretation lies the famous argument that the legitimacy of a constitution depends on a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985.
Constitutional theory.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607694974
Online version:
Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985.
Constitutional theory.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608488765
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Schmitt; Jeffrey Seitzer
ISBN: 9780822340119 0822340119 9780822340706 0822340704
OCLC Number: 152559907
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xix, 468 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Absolute concept of the constitution (the constitution as unified whole) --
Relative concept of the constitution (the constitution as a multitude of individual laws) --
The positive concept of the constitution (the constitution as the complete decision over the type and form of the political unity) --
Ideal concept of the constitution ("constitution" in an exemplary sense, thus named because of a certain content) --
The meanings of the term "basic law," basic norm or Lex fundamentalis (summarizing overview) --
Origin of the constitution --
The constitution as contract (the genuine constitutional contract) --
The constitution-making power --
Legitimacy of a constitution --
Consequences of the theory of the constitution-making power, of the people's constitution-making power in particular --
Concepts derived from the concept of the constitution (constitutional change, statutory violation of the constitution, constitutional suspension, constitutional dispute, high treason) --
The principles of the Bourgeois Rechtsstaat --
The Rechtsstaat concept of law --
The basic rights --
Separation (so-called division) of powers --
Bourgeois Rechtsstaat and political form --
The theory of democracy, fundamental concepts --
The people and the democratic constitution --
Consequences of the political principle of democracy --
Application of the political principle of democracy to individual areas of state life --
Boundaries of democracy --
The theory of monarchy --
Aristocratic elements in modern Bourgeois-Rechtsstaat constitutions --
The parliamentary system --
Historical overview of the development of the parliamentary system --
Overview of the possibilities for the formation of the parliamentary system --
The parliamentary system of the Weimar constitution --
Dissolution of Parliament --
Fundamental concepts of a constitutional theory of the federation --
Consequences of the fundamental concepts of the constitutional theory of the federation --
Appendix: The Weimar constitution.
Other Titles: Verfassungslehre.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Jeffrey Seitzer ; foreword by Ellen Kennedy.
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