A Sociology of Constitutions : Constitutions and State Legitimacy in Historical-Sociological Perspective Hardback
Part of the Cambridge Studies in Law and Society series
Using a methodology that both analyzes particular constitutional texts and theories and reconstructs their historical evolution, Chris Thornhill examines the social role and legitimating status of constitutions from the first quasi-constitutional documents of medieval Europe, through the classical period of revolutionary constitutionalism, to recent processes of constitutional transition.
A Sociology of Constitutions explores the reasons why modern societies require constitutions and constitutional norms and presents a distinctive socio-normative analysis of the constitutional preconditions of political legitimacy.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 466 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 14/07/2011
- Category: Sociology
- ISBN: 9780521116213