Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 July 2013

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199987443

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Strong Constitutions

Social-Cognitive Origins of the Separation of Powers

Maxwell 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, drone warfare, etc.

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