Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 September 2017

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780190494223

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Beyond Origins

Rethinking Founding in a Time of Constitutional Democracy

Angelica Maria Bernal

  • Challenges originalist and foundationalist thinking regarding state-building and constitutional law
  • Develops a new conceptual approach to founding events: "founding beyond origins"
  • Offers a new understanding of foundings, founding moments, and founding action that crosses disciplines and regions of study
  • Provides new readings of important intellectuals in classical and contemporary political thought
  • Emphasizes the role of exclusion and excluded populations in remaking constitutional democracies

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