What Should Constitutions Do? (Social Philosophy and Policy #28) (Paperback)

The essays in this volume--written by prominent philosophers, political scientists, and legal scholars--address these questions and explore related issues. Some essays examine the basic purposes of constitutions and their status as fundamental law. Some deal with specific constitutional provisions: they ask, for example, which branches of government should have the authority to conduct foreign policy, or how the judiciary should be organized, or what role a preamble should play in a nation's founding document. Other essays explore questions of constitutional design: they consider the advantages of a federal system of government, or the challenges of designing a constitution for a pluralistic society--or they ask what form of constitution best promotes personal liberty and economic prosperity.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521175531
ISBN-10: 0521175534
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 354
Language: English
Series: Social Philosophy and Policy