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The Resource Constituent assemblies, edited by Jon Elster [and three others]

Constituent assemblies, edited by Jon Elster [and three others]

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Constituent assemblies
Title
Constituent assemblies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jon Elster [and three others]
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Comparative constitutional law has a long pedigree, but the comparative study of constitution-making has emerged and taken form only in the last quarter-century. While much of the initial impetus came from the study of the American and French constituent assemblies in the late eighteenth century, this volume exemplifies the large comparative scope of current research. The contributors discuss constituent assemblies in South East Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Latin America, and in Nordic countries. Among the new insights they provide is a better understanding of how constituent assemblies may fail, either by not producing a document at all or by adopting a constitution that fails to serve as a neutral framework for ordinary politics. In a theoretical afterword, Jon Elster, an inspirational thinker on the current topic, offers an analysis of the micro-foundations of constitution-making, with special emphasis on the role of crises-generated passions
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Index
index present
LC call number
K3161
LC item number
.C663 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Elster, Jon
Series statement
Comparative constitutional law and policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional conventions
  • Constitutional history
  • Comparative law
Label
Constituent assemblies, edited by Jon Elster [and three others]
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Jun 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316998748
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Constituent assemblies, edited by Jon Elster [and three others]
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Jun 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316998748
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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