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400 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198852346

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Constitutional Ratification without Reason

Jeffrey A. Lenowitz

Oxford Constitutional Theory

  • The first full-length analysis of constitutional ratification procedures, examining their nature, origins, history, and the potential justifications for their use
  • Provides a comprehensive demonstration of how constitution-making recommendations can be evaluated and tested from a normative and theoretical perspective
  • Reveals the pitfalls and difficulties of using traditional concepts from democratic theory to explain and justify decision-making processes outside the routine of everyday governance
  • Includes unique analyses of overlooked discussions in the history of political thought that concern ratification
  • Embraces an interdisciplinary approach that synthesizes political theory, political and legal philosophy, political science, comparative law, and history

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