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Constitutions

  • Understanding Statebuildingby Rebecca Richards

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Much analysis of state building focusses on dissecting specific projects and attempting to identify what has gone ‘wrong’ in states such as Afghanistan and Iraq. What draws less attention is what has gone ‘right’ in non-interventionist statebuilding projects within 'unrecognised’ states. By examining this model in more... more...

  • The Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service and Turkey?s Obligations under International Human Rights Lawby Özgür Heval Çinar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This study examines Turkey's non-recognition of the right to conscientious objection to military service and locates this non-recognition within the context of international human rights law - specifically United Nations and European Union system. more...

  • Constitutional Dialoguesby Louis Fisher

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Who makes constitutional law? Is constitutional doctrine the monopoly of the courts? In accessible and persuasive prose Louis Fisher explains that constitutional law is not solely or even primarily the Supreme Court's "final word" but rather a richly political convergence of separate interpretations. With a broad range of examples, he argues that... more...

  • The Meaning of More's Utopiaby George M. Logan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Examining its relation to ancient and Renaissance political thought, George M. Logan sees Thomas More's Utopia whole, in all its ironic complexity. He finds that the book is not primarily a prescriptive work that restates the ideals of Christian humanism or warns against radical idealism, but an exploration of a particular method of political study... more...

  • Power in Numbersby James DeNardo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    This book explores the logic of struggle between radical movements and incumbent regimes, and develops a general theory of strategy in protests, uprisings, and rebellions. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • Finding the Meanby Stephen G. Salkever

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    Stephen Salkever shows that reading Aristotle is a starting point for discussing contemporary political problems in new ways that avoid the opposition between liberal individualism and republican communitarianism, between the politics of rights and the politics of virtues. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • The State and Political Theoryby Martin Carnoy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    Martin Carnoy clarifies the important contemporary debate on the social role of an increasingly complex State. He analyzes the most recent recasting of Marxist political theories in continental Europe, the Third World, and the United States; sets the new theories in a context of past thinking about the State; and argues for the existence of a major... more...

  • The "Lit de Justice" of the Kings of Franceby Sarah Hanley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.50

    In this study of the Lit de Justice assembly, Sarah Hanley draws on history, legend, ritual, and discourse to show how constitutional ideologies were propagated in the Grand-chambre of the Parlement of Paris during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Approaching the U.S. Constitutionby Kerry L. Hunter

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage the Court to intentionally serve as the nation?s collective conscience, just as it did in Brown v. Board of Education . more...

  • The Rule of Lawby Jĝrgen Mĝller; Svend-Erik Skaaning

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Through critical analysis of key concepts and measures of the rule of law, this book shows that the choice of definitions and measures affects descriptive and explanatory findings about nomocracy. It argues a constitutionalist legacy from centuries ago explains why European civilizations display higher adherence to rule of law than other countries.... more...