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The Resource Social and political foundations of constitutions, edited by Denis J. Galligan, University of Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law

Social and political foundations of constitutions, edited by Denis J. Galligan, University of Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law

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Social and political foundations of constitutions
Title
Social and political foundations of constitutions
Statement of responsibility
edited by Denis J. Galligan, University of Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law
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Language
eng
Summary
"This volume analyses the social and political forces that influence constitutions and the process of constitution making. It combines theoretical perspectives on the social and political foundations of constitutions with a range of detailed case studies of constitution making in nineteen different countries. In the first part of the volume, leading scholars analyse and develop a range of theoretical perspectives, including constitutions as coordination devices, mission statements, contracts, products of domestic power play, transnational documents, and as reflection of the will of the people. In the second part of the volume, these theories are examined through in-depth case studies of the social and political foundations of constitutions in countries such as Egypt, Nigeria, Japan, Romania, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Israel, Argentina, and others. The result is a multidimensional study of constitutions as social phenomena and their interaction with other social phenomena. The approach combines social science analysis of the nature of constitutions with case studies of selected constitutions"--
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DLC
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1947-
  • 1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Galligan, D. J.
  • Versteeg, Mila
Series statement
Comparative constitutional law and policy
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  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
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Social and political foundations of constitutions, edited by Denis J. Galligan, University of Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 672 pages
Isbn
9781107032880
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013009471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843862014
Label
Social and political foundations of constitutions, edited by Denis J. Galligan, University of Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 672 pages
Isbn
9781107032880
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013009471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843862014

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