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What should constitutions do?

Author: Ellen Frankel Paul; Fred D Miller, Jr.; Jeffrey Paul
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011.
Series: Social Philosophy and Policy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men," James Madison wrote, "the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."1 The task of a constitution is to solve this difficulty by setting out the structure of the government and establishing its powers and limits. But how extensive should those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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What should constitutions do?
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010043704
(OCoLC)671238384
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Frankel Paul; Fred D Miller, Jr.; Jeffrey Paul
ISBN: 9781139189996 1139189999 9781139151528 1139151525 1283378000 9781283378000 9781139187404 1139187406
OCLC Number: 774695637
Notes: "The essays in this book have also been published, without introduction and index, in the semiannual journal Social philosophy & policy, volume 28, number 1"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 332 pages).
Contents: What are constitutions, and what should (and can) they do? / Larry Alexander --
Constitution and fundamental law : the lesson of classical Athens / John David Lewis --
Contract, covenant, constitution / Loren E. Lomasky --
Constitutionalism in the age of terror / Michael Zuckert and Felix Valenzuela --
The liberal constitution and foreign affairs / Fernando R. Tesón --
Do constitutions have a point? reflections on "parchment barriers" and preambles / Sanford Levinson --
The origins of an independent judiciary in New York, 1621-1777 / Scott D. Gerber --
Foot voting, political ignorance, and constitutional design / Ilya Somin --
Pluralist constitutionalism / William A. Glaston --
Deliberative democracy and constitutions / James S. Fishkin --
The constitution of nondomination / Guido Pincione --
Can we design an optimal constitution? of structural ambiguity and rights clarity / Richard A. Epstein.
Series Title: Social Philosophy and Policy.
Other Titles: Social philosophy & policy.
Responsibility: edited by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr, Jeffrey Paul.

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In this collection, legal scholars, political scientists and philosophers address questions of constitutional purpose, design and law from many viewpoints.  Read more...

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