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Constitutionalism Philosophical Foundations

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ISBN-10: 0521799996

ISBN-13: 9780521799997

Edition: 2001

Authors: Larry Alexander, Jules Coleman, Antony Duff, David Lyons, Neil MacCormick

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This is the second volume in a sub-series of specially commissioned collaborative volumes on key topics at the heart of contemporary philosophy of law that will be appearing regularly within Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law. A distinguished international team of legal theorists examine the issue of constitutionalism and pose such foundational questions as: why have a constitution? How do we know what the constitution of a country really is? How should a constitution be interpreted? Why should one generation feel bound by the constitution of an earlier one? The volume will be of particular importance to those in philosophy, law, political science and international relations interested…    
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Book details

List price: $52.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
American constitutionalism
Constitutional authorship
What is 'The Constitution'?
Legitimacy and interpretation
The domain of constitutional justice
Precommitment and disagreement
On the authority and interpretation of constitutions: preliminaries