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

Author: Scott Gordon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Book
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Scott, 1924-
Controlling the state.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607366440
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Gordon
ISBN: 0674169875 9780674169876 0674009770 9780674009776
OCLC Number: 41266306
Awards: Nominated for David and Elaine Spitz Prize 2001
Nominated for Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award 2001
Description: x, 395 pages ; 25 cm
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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