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    Format: Online-Ressource , XIII, 451 S.
    Edition: 1. publ.
    Edition: Online-Ausg. 2013 Electronic reproduction; Available via World Wide Web
    ISBN: 9780511895067 (Online) , 9780521116213 (hbk) , 128334176X (ebk) , 9781283341769 (MyiLibrary) , 9781139103176 (electronic) , 1283342081 (print)
    Series Statement: Cambridge studies in law and society
    Content: "Using a methodology that both analyzes particular constitutional texts and theories and reconstructs their historical evolution, Chris Thornhill examines the social role and legitimating status of constitutions from the first quasi-constitutional documents of medieval Europe, through the classical period of revolutionary constitutionalism, to recent processes of constitutional transition. A Sociology of Constitutions explores the reasons why modern societies require constitutions and constitutional norms and presents a distinctive socio-normative analysis of the constitutional preconditions of political legitimacy"
    Content: 1. Medieval constitutions; 2. Constitutions and early modernity; 3. States, rights and the revolutionary form of power; 4. Constitutions from Empire to Fascism; 5. Constitutions and democratic transitions
    Content: Includes bibliographical references and index
    Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-424) and index , Cover; A SOCIOLOGY OF CONSTITUTIONS; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; A NOTE ON TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS; Introduction; Why a sociology of constitutions?; What is a constitution?; A note on method and central concepts; 1 Medieval constitutions; The social origins of modern constitutions; Legal order in the church; Church law, the state and feudal transformation; Patterns of early statehood; Law and feudal transformation I: the Holy Roman Empire; Law and feudal transformation II: Italian city-states between church and Empire. , Law and feudal transformation III: the consolidation of central monarchyConstitutions and the formation of early states; Early states and constitutions; Italian city-states; The Holy Roman Empire; The central monarchies; 2 Constitutions and early modernity; Constitutions and the rule of law at the end of the Middle Ages; The Reformation and the differentiation of state power; Positive law and the idea of the constitution; Constitutions and fundamental law; Early modern constitutional conflicts; The constitution of absolutism; Spain; France; Prussia and smaller states. , Early classical constitutionalismSweden; The Dutch Republic; England; The constitution and the function of constitutional rights; 3 States, rights and the revolutionary form of power; Constitutional crisis and failed state formation; Poland and Sweden; Prussia and smaller German states; France; Constitutional revolutions and the form of political power; Rights revolutions; The American constitutions; The French constitutions; After the rights revolutions I: the Bonapartist temptation; After the rights revolutions II: monarchy limited and intensified; Restoration France; Spain; German states. , BritainConstitutions and social design: 1848; France: popular democracy; Greece, Belgium, Hungary and the early Risorgimento; Germany; 4 Constitutions from empire to fascism; Constitutions after 1848; Constitutions in the imperial era; Italy; Germany; Spain; Russia; France; Britain; The First World War and the tragedy of the modern state; The transformation of statehood 1914-1918; The transformation of statehood after 1918; The failure of expansive democracy; Italy; Austria and Portugal; Germany; Rights and the Constitution of Fascism; Italy; Portugal and Spain; Germany. , 5 Constitutions and democratic transitionsThe first wave of transition: constitutional re-foundation after 1945; Italy; Federal Republic of Germany; The second wave of transition: constitutional re-foundation in the 1970s; Portugal; Spain; The third wave of transition: constitutional transformation in the 1990s; Poland; Russia; Conclusion; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX;.
    Additional Edition: Print version A Sociology of Constitutions : Constitutions and State Legitimacy in Historical-Sociological Perspective
    Language: English
    Subjects: Law , Sociology
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