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.

"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 diffe...

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Other Authors: Galligan, D. J. (Denis James), 1947- (Editor), Versteeg, Mila, 1983- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series:Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Introduction
  • Theoretical perspectives on the social and political foundations of constitutions / Denis Galligan and Mila Versteeg
  • Part II. Theoretical Perspectives
  • Why a constitution? / Russell Hardin
  • Constitutions as mission statements / Jeff King
  • Transnational constitutionalism : a conceptual framework / Benedikt Goderis and Mila Versteeg
  • The people, the constitution, and the idea of representation / Denis J. Galligan
  • The strategic foundations of constitutions / Ran Hirschl
  • Constitutions as contract, constitutions as charters / Tom Ginsburg
  • Part III. Case Studies
  • Accidental constitutionalism : the political foundations and implications of Constitution making in Israel / Adam Shinar
  • The myth of imposed constitutionalism / David S. Law
  • Social, political, and philosophical foundations of the Irish constitutional order / Paul Brady
  • South Sudan's dualistic constitution / Kevin L. Cope
  • New Zealand : abandoning Westminster? / David Erdos
  • The juristic republic of Iran / Binesh Hass
  • Neo-Bolivarian constitutional design : comparing the 1999 Venezuelan, 2008 Ecuadorian, and 2009 Bolivian constitutions / Phoebe King
  • The constitution as agreement to agree : the social and political foundations (and effects) of the 1971 Egyptian constitution / Clark Lombardi.
  • Explaining the constitutionalization of social rights : Portuguese hypotheses and a cross national test / Pedro Magalhães
  • Popular constitution making : the case of Iceland / Anne Meuwese
  • Romania's transnational constitution : a tradition of elite learning and self-empowerment / Christina Parau
  • The social and political foundations of the Nigerian constitution / Charles H. Parkinson
  • The once and future democracy : Argentina at the bar of constitutionalism / Miguel Schor
  • Battle between law and society in Micronesia / Brian Z. Tamanaha
  • Constitutionalism of shallow foundations : the case of Bulgaria / Daniel Smilov
  • The shifting foundations of the European Union constitution / Neil Walker.