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By Michel Rosenfeld

Interest in constitutionalism and within the courting between constitutions, nationwide id, and ethnic, non secular, and cultural range has soared because the cave in of socialist regimes in japanese Europe and the previous Soviet Union. in view that international warfare II there has additionally been a proliferation of latest constitutions that range in numerous crucial respects from the yank structure. those advancements elevate many vital questions about the nature and scope of constitutionalism. The essays during this volume—written by means of a global team of popular felony students, philosophers, political scientists, and social theorists—investigate the theoretical implications of modern constitutional advancements and produce valuable new views to endure on a number of the longest lasting questions confronting constitutionalism and constitutional theory.
Sharing a typical concentrate on the interaction among constitutional id and person or team range, those essays supply tough new insights on topics starting from common constitutional norms and no matter if constitutional norms may be effectively transplanted among cultures to a attention of even if constitutionalism provides the capability to reconcile a various society’s quest for id with its have to effectively account for its changes; from the relation among constitution-making and revolution to that among collective pursuits and constitutional liberty and equality.
This collection’s large scope and nontechnical variety will interact students from the fields of political conception, social concept, foreign reports, and law.

Contributors. Andrew Arato, Aharon Barak, Jon Elster, George P. Fletcher, Louis Henkin, Arthur J. Jacobson, Carlos Santiago Nino, Ulrich okay. Preuss, David A. J. Richards, Michel Rosenfeld, Dominique Rousseau, András Sajó, Frederick Schauer, Bernhard Schlink, M. M. Slaughter, Cass R. Sunstein, Ruti G. Teitel, Robin West

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