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The Paradox of Constitutionalism. Constituent Power and Constitutional Form.

Author: Martin Loughlin; Neil Walker; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In modern political communities ultimate authority is often thought to reside with 'the people'. This book examines how constitutions act as a delegation of power from 'the people' to expert institutions, and looks at the attendant problems of maintaining the legitimacy of these constitutional arrangements.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Loughlin; Neil Walker; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199552207 0199552207
OCLC Number: 336438596
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed Feb. 6, 2009).
Description: 1 online resource (392 pages)
Contents: INTRODUCTION ; 1. Constituent Power and Reflexive Identity: Towards an Ontology of Collective Selfhood ; A CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OF CONSTITUENT POWER ; 2. Constituent Power Subverted: From English Constitutional Argument to British Constitutional Practice ; 3. Constituent Power and Constitutional Change in American Constitutionalism ; 4. Constituent Power in France: The Revolution and its Consequences ; 5. 'We are (afraid of) the people': Constituent Power in German Constitutionalism ; 6. People and Elites in Republican Constitutions, Traditional and Modern ; THE ARTICULATION OF CONSTITUENT POWER: RIVAL CONCEPTIONS ; 7. The Politics of the Question of Constituent Power ; 8. Private and Public Autonomy Revisited: Co-originality in Times of Globalization and the Militant Security State ; 9. Constitutionalism's Post-Modern Opening ; 10. Against Substitution: The Constitutional Thinking of Dissensus ; EXTENSION AND DIVERSIFICATION OF CONSTITUENT POWER ; 11. The Exercise of Constituent Power in Central and Eastern Europe ; 12. 'We the Peoples': Constituent Power and Constitutionalism in Plurinational States ; 13. Post-Constituent Constitutionalism? The Case of the European Union ; 14. 'We the Peoples of the United Nations': Constituent Power and Constitutional Form in International law ; 15. Constituent Power and the Pluralist Ethic ; 16. The Imperialism of Modern Constitutional Democracy
Responsibility: Edited by Martin Loughlin, Neil Walker.

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