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書名 What should constitutions do? / edited by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr, and Jeffrey Paul
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
國際標準書號 9780521175531 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  K3165 .W435 2011    在架上    30660020078973
 人社中心  K3165 W435 2011    在架上    30560400610611
 人社中心期刊區  v.28 no.1-2 2011    在架上    30560200226543
說明 xv, 332 p. ; 23 cm
系列 Social philosophy and policy ; 28
Social philosophy and policy. v. 28 no. 1
附註 "The essays of this book have also been published without introduction and index, in the semiannual journal Social philosophy & policy, volume 28, number 1"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references and index
""In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men," James Madison wrote, "the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."1 The task of a constitution is to solve this difficulty by setting out the structure of the government and establishing its powers and limits. But how extensive should those powers be, and where should their limits lie? What are the legitimate functions of government, and what is their proper justification? Should a nation's constitution aim at securing the general welfare of its citizens, and, if so, how is the general welfare to be defined? What protections should a constitution afford to individual rights, and how should these rights be specified? 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"-- Provided by publisher
Parent Rec Social philosophy and policy 0265-0525. v. 28 no. 1
主題 Constitutional law -- Philosophy
Political science
PHILOSOPHY / Political bisacsh
Alt Author Paul, Ellen Frankel
Miller, Fred Dycus, 1944-
Paul, Jeffrey
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