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Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism.
The world has seen many new constitutions promising social rights and adopting innovative representative institutions. This book presents examples from the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia that show these constitutions face many challenges, especially the rise of authoritarian regimes that endanger the rule of law.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Is the Influence of the U.S. Constitution Declining? / David S. Law and Mila Versteeg 2. Is the U.S. Constitution Sufficiently Democratic? How Would We Know and Do We Really Care? / Sanford Levinson 3. State Constitutional Details and America's Positive Rights / Emily Zackin 4. Dignity, Rights, and the Comparative Method / Christopher McCrudden 5. Beyond Window Dressing: Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes / Tom Ginsburg 6. Unconstitutional Constituent Power / Kim Lane Scheppele 7. Communist Federations / Valerie Bunce 8. Constitutional Moments and the Paradox of Constitutionalism in Multinational Democracies (Spain, 2006-2019) / Jamie Lluch 9. Constituting the State in Postcolonial Africa: Fifty Years of Constitution- Making Toward an African Constitutionalism / Heinz Klug Conclusion / Rogers M. Smith.
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Print version: Modern constitutions. 1st edition. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press,