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A History of Western Public Law: Between Nation and State

ISBN13: 9783319118024
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99

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The book outlines the historical development of Public Law and the state from ancient times to the modern day, offering an account of relevant events in parallel with a general historical background, establishing and explaining the relationships between political, religious, and economic events.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History
1. Introduction.- Part I: From the City State to the Roman Empire
2. From the Origins to the Polis
3. The Roman Political Model: From Res Publica to Imperium
4. From Territorial Power to Spiritual Rule: Christianity's Political Dimension

Part II: The Origins of the European "Nations"
5. From the Germanic Tribes to Kingdoms
6. Popes vs. Emperors: The Rise and Fall of Papal Power
7. From Public to Private Power: Europe in the Feudal Age

Part III: The Origin of the "European States"
8. From Kings to Monarchs: The Resurgence of Public Power in Late Medieval Europe
9. The Apogee of Royal Power: Absolute Monarchy (The 16th and 17th Centuries)
10. From the Conservative King to the Reformist Monarch: The Stage of Enlightened Absolutism (18th Century)
11. From Absolute to Limited Monarchy: The British Origins of Parliamentary Government

Part IV: The Rise of the Nation-State
12. From Monarchy to Representative Government: The American "Revolution"
13. From Absolute Monarchy to Democratic Absolutism: The French Revolution
14. The Return of the Monarchial Principle (I): The Origins of North American Presidentialism
15. The Return of the Monarchial Principal (II): The French State: From Imperial Bonapartism to Republican Presidentialism
16. The Golden Era of Liberalism and the Apogee of the Nation-State
17. The Triumph of the State over the Nation: From Totalitarianism to Interventionism

Part V: The End of the Nation-State?
18. The Crisis of the Nation-State in the Era of European Integration.