Controlling the state : constitutionalism from ancient Athens to today (eBook, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Controlling the state : constitutionalism from ancient Athens to today

Author: Scott Gordon
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the development of the theory and practice of constitutionalism, defined as a political system in which the coercive power of the state is controlled through a pluralistic distribution of political power. It explores the main venues of constitutional practice in ancient Athens, Republican Rome, Renaissance Venice, the Dutch Republic, seventeenth-century England, and eighteenth-century America.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gordon, Scott, 1924-
Controlling the state.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c1999
(DLC) 99030812
(OCoLC)41266306
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Gordon
ISBN: 9780674037830 0674037839
OCLC Number: 649686721
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Nominated for David and Elaine Spitz Prize 2001
Nominated for Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award 2001
Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Government and Political Science 1999
Description: 1 online resource (x, 395 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The doctrine of sovereignty --
2. Athenian democracy --
3. The Roman republic --
4. Countervailance theory in medieval law, Catholic ecclesiology, and Huguenot political theory --
5. The Republic of Venice --
6. The Dutch republic --
7. The development of constitutional government and countervailance theory in seventeenth-century England --
8. American constitutionalism --
9. Modern Britain.
Responsibility: Scott Gordon.

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Gordon explores the main venues of constitutional practice in ancient Athens, Republican Rome, Renaissance Venice, the Dutch Republic, seventeenth-century England, and eighteenth-century America-and  Read more...

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While not defending any particular version of constitutionalism as best, Gordon argues persuasively that some form of constitutional government is necessary for both prosperity and the preservation Read more...

 
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