Controlling the State: Constitutionalism from Ancient Athens to Today

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This book examines the development of the theory and practice of constitutionalism, defined as a political system in which the coercive power of the state is controlled through a pluralistic distribution of political power. Scott Gordon explores the main venues of constitutional practice in ancient Athens, Republican Rome, Renaissance Venice, the Dutch Republic, seventeenth-century England, and eighteenth-century America--and describes how constitutionalism has developed since then into the modern concept of constitutional ...

Controlling the State: Constitutionalism from Ancient Athens to Today 2002, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674009776

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Controlling the State: Constitutionalism from Ancient Athens to Today 1999, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674169876

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