What Should Constitutions Do?

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What Should Constitutions Do?

By Ellen Frankel Paul

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The 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 economic prosperity.

What Should Constitutions Do?
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1/31/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139234692
ISBN 13: 9781139234696
Print ISBN: 9780521175531

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