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Constitutionalism and democracy

Constitutionalism and democracy

Author: Jon Elster; Rune Slagstad
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1988
Series: Studies in rationality and social change
Edition/Format:   eBook : Spanish
The eleven essays in this volume, supplemented by an editorial introduction, centre around three overlapping problems. First, why would a society want to limit its own sovereign power by imposing constitutional constraints on democratic decision-making? Second, what are the contributions of democracy and constitutions to efficient government? Third, what are the relations among democracy, constitutionalism, and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Elster; Rune Slagstad
ISBN: 9781139173629 1139173626 9780521345309 0521345308 9780521457217 0521457211
OCLC Number: 967399390
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 359 pages)
Contents: Gag rules or the politics of omission / Stephen Holmes --
Democracy as a contigent outcome of conflicts / Adam Przeworski --
Consequences of constitutional choice / Jon Elster --
Liberal constitutionalism and its critics / Rune Slagstad --
Democracy and the rule of law / Francis Sejersted --
Neo-federalism? / Bruce A. Ackerman --
Precommitment and the paradox of democracy / Stephen Holmes --
American constitutionalism and the paradox of private property / Jennifer Nedelsky --
From liberal constitutionalism to corporate pluralism / Francis Sejersted --
Arguments for constitutional choice / Jon Elster --
Constitutions and democracies / Cass R. Sunstein.
Series Title: Studies in rationality and social change
Other Titles: Constitutionalism et Democracy
Responsibility: edited by Jon Elster and Rune Slagstad.


This comprehensive discussion of the problems inherent in constitutional democracy will be of interest to students in a variety of social sciences.  Read more...


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