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Constitutionalism: Founding And Future Kenneth W. Thompson

Constitutionalism: Founding And Future

Kenneth W. Thompson

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ISBN : 9780819172174
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The present volume contains a collection of presentations and essays on basic elements of constitutionalism. They run the gamut from a philosophical inquiry into the distinguishing characteristics of constitutionalism and democracy- an historicalMoreThe present volume contains a collection of presentations and essays on basic elements of constitutionalism. They run the gamut from a philosophical inquiry into the distinguishing characteristics of constitutionalism and democracy- an historical analysis of the Virginia Ratification Convention of 1788- an essay on Jefferson and the language of liberty- a critical paper on the presidency in relationship to the constitutional system- and a concluding discussion of the living as distinct from the written constitution. Such a group can prepare the way for a discussion of comparative constitutionalism by making clear the essential nature of the U.S. Constitution and the principles and practices that brought it into being.