The principles of constitutionalism / N.W. Barber
- Barber, N. W. (Nicholas William)
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Oxford scholarship online: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: Constitutionalism -- Negative Constitutionalism -- Positive Constitutionalism -- Constitutionalism: A Fresh Start -- Conclusion -- 2.Sovereignty -- The Four Aspects of Sovereignty -- The Value of Sovereignty -- Is the Creation of a State Always Desirable? -- A Note on the Supposed Passing of State Sovereignty -- Conclusion -- 3.The Separation of Powers -- The Point of the Separation of Powers -- Approaching the Separation of Powers -- Relationships Between Institutions -- The Demands of the Separation of Powers -- Conclusion -- 4.The Rule of Law -- The Demands of the Rule of Law -- The Rule of Law and the State -- Conclusion -- 5.Civil Society -- States and Private Groups -- Civil Society and the Invisible Hand -- Conclusion: Civil Society as a Principle of Constitutionalism -- 6.Democracy -- Direct Democracy -- Representative Democracy -- The Indispensability of Political Parties -- Conclusion -- 7.Subsidiarity -- The Demands of Subsidiarity -- The Application of Subsidiarity -- Subsidiarity and National Self-determination -- Conclusion -- 8.Conclusion: The Application of the Principles of Constitutionalism -- The Interconnectedness of the Principles of Constitutionalism -- Who Should Apply the Principles of Constitutionalism? -- Justified Variation in the Application of the Principles -- Justifiable Departures From the Principles of Constitutionalism -- Appendix: Invisible Hand Systems -- The Market as an Instance of the Invisible Hand -- Invisible Hand Systems Contrasted With Direct Coordination Through Authority.
- In this follow-up to 'The Constitutional State', Nick Barber sets out how the principle of societal good should shape constitutions, in particular the composition and relationships of state institutions. Coverage includes sovereignty, the separation of powers, the rule of law, subsidiarity, democracy, and civil society.
- 9780191846007 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- This edition previously issued in print: 2018.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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