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Strong constitutions : social-cognitive origins of the separation of powers

Author: Maxwell A Cameron
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univesity Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A bold argument that constitutional states are not weaker because their powers are divided - they are often stronger because they solve collective action problems rooted in speech and communication.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxwell A Cameron
ISBN: 9780199987443 0199987440 0199987459 9780199987450
OCLC Number: 820678680
Description: xiii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Strong constitutions --
Social-cognitive origins of the separation of powers --
Literacy and the invention of constitutions --
The printing press and constitutional revolutions --
Electronic media, mass politics, and electoral democracy --
Beyond liberalism : language, law, and deliberation --
Democracy without the separation of powers? --
Conclusion: Writing, power, and democracy.
Responsibility: Maxwell A. Cameron.

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