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Democracy and Legal Change. Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy. (Electronic book text)
Democracy and Legal Change. Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy. (Electronic book text): Melissa Schwartzberg
Democracy and Legal Change. Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy. (Electronic book text): Melissa Schwartzberg

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Democracy and Legal Change. Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy. (Electronic book text)

Melissa Schwartzberg

Series: Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy

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Since ancient Athens, democrats have taken pride in their power and inclination to change their laws, yet they have also sought to counter this capacity by creating immutable laws. In Democracy and Legal Change, Melissa Schwartzberg argues that modifying law is a fundamental and attractive democratic activity. Against those who would defend the use of 'entrenchment clauses' to protect key constitutional provisions from revision, Schwartzberg seeks to demonstrate historically the strategic and even unjust purposes unamendable laws have typically served, and to highlight the regrettable consequences that entrenchment may have for democracies today. Drawing on historical evidence, classical political thought, and contemporary constitutional and democratic theory, Democracy and Legal Change reexamines the relationship between democracy and the rule of law from a new, and often surprising, set of vantage points.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Series: Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy
Release date: 2007
Authors: Melissa Schwartzberg
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 228
ISBN-13: 978-1-280-90993-1
Barcode: 9781280909931
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-280-90993-5

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