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Designing democracy : what constitutions do

Author: Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the purpose of a constitution? This book shows how a democratic constitution helps diverse people, with opposing ethical and religious commitments, to live together on terms of mutual respect.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sunstein, Cass R.
Designing democracy.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00069301
(OCoLC)45698777
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 0195145429 9780195145427 1602569274 9781602569270 1417587563 9781417587568 0195349245 9780195349245 128053186X 9781280531866
OCLC Number: 191818413
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Tales of democracy and law --
Deliberative trouble --
Constitutional principles without constitutional theories --
Against tradition --
What should constitutions say? Secession and beyond --
Impeaching the President --
Democracy and rights: the nondelegation canons --
The anticaste principle --
Homosexuality and the constitution --
Sex equality vs. religion --
Social and economic rights? Lessons from South Africa --
Conclusion: Democracy's constitution.
Responsibility: Cass R. Sunstein.

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What is the purpose of a constitution? This book shows how a democratic constitution helps diverse people, with opposing ethical and religious commitments, to live together on terms of mutual respect.

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