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- DescriptionThe essays in this volume - written by prominent philosophers, political scientists and legal scholars - address the basic purposes of constitutions and their status as fundamental law. Some deal with specific constitutional provisions: they ask, for example, which branches of government should have the authority to conduct foreign policy, or how the judiciary should be organized, or what role a preamble should play in a nation's founding document. Other essays explore questions of constitutional design: they consider the advantages of a federal system of government, or the challenges of designing a constitution for a pluralistic society - or they ask what form of constitution best promotes personal liberty and ecomic prosperity.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication31/01/2011
- Series TitleSocial Philosophy and Policy
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 28
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight470 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byEllen Frankel Paul,Fred D. Miller,Jr.
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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