Constitutionalism and Democracy
by Jon Elster;Gudmund Slagstad RuneHernes (9780521457217)

Constitutionalism and Democracy
 

Jon Elster;Gudmund Slagstad RuneHernes


Release Date: 30 July 1993
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 368
Category: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780521457217
ISBN-10: 0521457211



The eleven essays in this volume, supplemented by an editorial introduction, center around three overlapping problems. First, why would a society want to limit its own sovereign power by imposing constitutional constraints on democratic decision-making? Second, what are the contributions of democracy and constitutions to efficient government? Third, what are the relations among democracy, constitutionalism, and private property? This comprehensive discussion of the problems inherent in constitutional democracy will be of interest to students in a variety of social sciences. It illuminates particularly the current efforts of many countries, especially in Latin America, to establish stable democratic regimes.

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