Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 June 2020

272 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190922771

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Winner of the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize

City, State

Constitutionalism and the Megacity

Ran Hirschl

Oxford Comparative Constitutionalism

  • Addresses a major scholarly gap - the great constitutional silence concerning urban agglomeration and the rise of megacities.
  • Provides a detailed, first-of-its-kind, comparative analysis of the constitutional status of cities across time and place.
  • Probes the origins and consequences of the constitutional (dis)empowerment of the metropolis.
  • Advances novel arguments for granting the metropolis adequate constitutional standing while mitigating the urban/rural divide.

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