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Constituent assemblies

Constituent assemblies

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Since 1787, constituent assemblies have shaped politics. This book provides a comparative, theoretical framework for understanding them.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Constituent assemblies.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018021070
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Elster
ISBN: 9781108608695 1108608698 9781316998748 1316998746
OCLC Number: 1038266306
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Constitution-making in the context of plural societies : the "accumulation strategy" / Roberto Gargarella --
Constituent assemblies in democratic constitution orders : the problem of a legally limited convention / Gabriel L. Negretto --
Constituent assemblies and political continuity in divided societies / Hanna Lerner --
Constituent assembly failure in Pakistan and Nepal / Mara Malagodi --
Precautions in a democratic experiment : the nexus between political power and competence / Udit Bhatia --
A race against time : the making of the Norwegian constitution of 1814 / Jon Elster --
Chain of legitimacy : constitution-making in Iceland / Thorvaldur Gylfason --
Constitution-making and legislative involvement in government formation / Cristina Bucur, José Antonio Cheibub, Shane Martin and Bjørn Erik Rasch --
The political psychology of constitution-making / Jon Elster.
Series Title: Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Elster, Roberto Gargarella, Vatsal Naresh, Bjorn Erik Rasch.


From the eighteenth century to the present, constituent assemblies have shaped the framework of politics. They differ from ordinary legislatures in that the stakes are higher, and that decisions are  Read more...


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