Constitutions and Political Theory, Paperback / softback Book

Constitutions and Political Theory Paperback / softback


Since constitutional arrangements are what make politics work, they are a central concern of political theory. This book, now completely updated, was the first comprehensive exploration of the political theory of constitutions. Jan-Erik Lane begins by examining the origins and history of constitutionalism and answers key questions such as: what is a constitution?

Why are there constitutions? From where does constitutionalism originate? How is the constitutional state related to democracy and justice?Constitutions play a major role in domestic and international politics in the early 21st century and an updated version of this classic textbook will introduce students to a number of different areas - theoretical, empirical and moral - which will aid their understanding of this important topic. -- .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, Tables, black & white|Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9780719083303



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