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Constitutions and the classics : patterns of constitutional thought from Fortescue to Bentham

Author: D J Galligan
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The period from the fifteenth century to the late eighteenth century was one of critical importance to British constitutionalism. Although the seeds were sown in earlier eras, it was at this point that the constitution was transformed to a system of representative parliamentary government. Changes at the practical level of the constitution were accompanied by a wealth of ideas on constitutions written from different  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D J Galligan
ISBN: 9780198714989 019871498X
OCLC Number: 904755901
Description: xi, 443 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Patterns of constitutional thought from Fortescue to Bentham / D.J. Galligan and C. Palmer --
Sir John Fortescue and the political dominium : the people, the common weal, and the king / M.R.L.L. Kelly --
Edward Coke / Ian Williams --
Constitutions in Hobbes's Science of politics / Tom Sorell --
The levellers, the people, and the constitution / D.J. Galligan --
Locke's contribution to the intellectual foundations of modern constitutionalism / Jean-Fabien Spitz --
Narrative constitutionalism and the kinetics of James Harrington's Oceana / J.C. Davis --
David Hume : constitution by convention / John W. Adams --
William Blackstone and the 'free Constitution of Britain' / Wilfrid Prest --
Jeremy Bentham / Philip Schofield --
Montesquieu / Giovanni Grottanelli de'Santi --
The general will constitution : Rousseau as a constitutionalist / Ruhza Smilova --
L'abbé de Sieyès : champion of national representation, father of constitutions / Raymond Kubben --
'Perfection in Imperfection' : Joseph de Maistre and the limitations of constitutional design / Mila Versteeg --
James Madison's Republican constitutionalism / Mark A. Graber --
The constitutional thought of Alexander Hamilton / M.N.S. Sellers --
Jefferson's constitutions / Gerald Leonard --
John Adams, constitution monger / David Thomas Konig --
Thomas Paine / Richard Whatmore.
Responsibility: edited by D.J. Galligan.

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Focusing on major political and legal theorists whose work on constitutional theory had a significant impact, this book unearths an untold story of the development of constitutional thought in the  Read more...

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