Founding acts : constitutional origins in a democratic age / Serdar Tekin.

"All democratic constitutions feature 'the people' as their author and ultimate source of legitimacy. They claim to embody the political form that citizens are in some sense supposed to have given themselves. But in what sense, exactly? When does a constitution really or genuinely spe...

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Main Author: Tekin, Serdar (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
Table of Contents:
  • The problem of democratic founding
  • Origins and foundations : two features of the modern constitution
  • The paradox of democratic founding : canonical statements and contemporary perspectives
  • The people and the lawgiver : Rousseau on the possibility of democratic founding
  • Building a homeland : founding and identity in Hanna Arendt's Jewish writings
  • Revolution and constitution : the legitimacy of beginning in question
  • Law and democracy in founding moments : deliberative constitution-making
  • The act by which a people is a people.