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Published: 09 April 2015

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190235222

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Strong Constitutions

Social-Cognitive Origins of the Separation of Powers

Maxwell A. Cameron

  • The first ever social scientific theory of the separation of powers based on language and social cognition
  • Controversial approach that departs from legalistic approaches to separation of powers and positivist accounts of political systems
  • Highly relevant to contemporary political debates on the 'war' on terror, use of emergency powers, democracy without checks and balances, etc.

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