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A Sociology of Constitutions : Constitutions and State Legitimacy in Historical-Sociological Perspective, Hardback Book

A Sociology of Constitutions : Constitutions and State Legitimacy in Historical-Sociological Perspective Hardback

Part of the Cambridge Studies in Law and Society series

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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9780521116213

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