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


ISBN13: 9781107610569
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £27.99



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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.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History
Contents:
1. Medieval constitutions
2. Constitutions and early modernity
3. States, rights and the revolutionary form of power
4. Constitutions from Empire to Fascism
5. Constitutions and democratic transitions.