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An historical introduction to western constitutional law

Author: R C van Caenegem
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The constitutional question is of paramount importance in the political and nationalist agenda of late twentieth-century Europe. Arguments focus on the best form of constitutional organization: democracy versus autocracy, unitary versus federal organization, pluralism versus intolerance, centralism versus regionalism, national sovereignty versus European. Professor van Caenegem's new book addresses these fundamental
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R C van Caenegem
ISBN: 052147115X 9780521471152 0521476933 9780521476935
OCLC Number: 30517950
Description: x, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Tribal kingship: from the fall of Rome to the end of the Merovingians --
3. The First Europe: the Carolingian empire --
4. Europe divided: the post-Carolingian era --
5. The foundation of the modern state --
6. The classic absolutism of the Ancient Regime --
7. The absolute state no lasting model --
8. The bourgeois nation state --
9. The liberal model transformed or rejected.
Responsibility: R.C. van Caenegem.
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