Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2011

294 Pages | 21 Tables, black & white, 17 Line drawings, unspecified

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083303

Bookseller Code (06)


Constitutions and political theory

Second edition

Revised Edition

Jan-Erik Lane

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers the first systematic analysis of constitutional democracy from the principal-agent perspective, traces the principal-agent perspective back into political thought and applies the principal-agent perspective to politics in general, showing that it i
  • Presents a comprehensive enquiry into RULE OF LAW, showing that this popular concept comprises two dimensions: judicial autonomy as well as voice and accountability A second edition of a best selling textbook
  • Examines the history and origins of constitutionalism, the doctrine that the state must be regulated by means of a set of institutions that guarantee citizens rights and procedural accountability Offers a comparative survey of formal constitutional arrangements in different countries and an analysis of how constitutioasn develop in practice, through the implementation of constitutional and administrative law in a country's courts

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