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The Language of Liberal Constitutionalism

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The Language of Liberal Constitutionalism by Howard Schweber
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This book explores two basic questions regarding constitutional theory. First, in view of a commitment to democratic self-rule and widespread disagreement on questions of value, how is the creation of a legitimate constitutional regime possible? Second, what must be true about a constitution if the regime that it supports is to retain its claim to legitimacy? Howard Schweber shows that the answers to these questions appear in a theory of constitutional language that combines democratic theory with constitutional philosophy. The creation of a legitimate constitutional regime depends on a shared commitment to a particular and specialized form of language. Out of this simple observation, Schweber develops arguments about the characteristics of constitutional language, the necessary differences between constitutional language and the language of ordinary law or morality, as well as the authority of officials such as judges to engage in constitutional review of laws.

Author Biography

Howard Schweber is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of The Creation of American Common Law, 1850 880 and Speech, Conduct, and the First Amendment, as well as book chapters and articles in journals such as Law and History Review, Law and Society Review and Studies in American Political Development.
Release date NZ
April 9th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
396
Dimensions
152x229x22
ISBN-13
9780521108331
Product ID
2960865

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