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The Resource Constituents before assembly : participation, deliberation, and representation in the crafting of new constitutions, Todd A. Eisenstadt, A. Carl LeVan, Tofigh Maboudi

Constituents before assembly : participation, deliberation, and representation in the crafting of new constitutions, Todd A. Eisenstadt, A. Carl LeVan, Tofigh Maboudi

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Constituents before assembly : participation, deliberation, and representation in the crafting of new constitutions
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Constituents before assembly
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participation, deliberation, and representation in the crafting of new constitutions
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Todd A. Eisenstadt, A. Carl LeVan, Tofigh Maboudi
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eng
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Under what circumstances do new constitutions improve a nation's level of democracy? Between 1974 and 2014, democracy increased in 77 countries following the adoption of a new constitution, but it decreased or stayed the same in 47 others. This book demonstrates that increased participation in the forming of constitutions positively impacts levels of democracy. It is discovered that the degree of citizen participation at the 'convening stage' of constitution-making has a strong effect on levels of democracy. This finding defies the common theory that levels of democracy result from the content of constitutions, and instead lends support to 'deliberative' theories of democracy.--
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Eisenstadt, Todd A
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • LeVan, A. Carl
  • Maboudi, Tofigh
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Comparative constitutional law and policy
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  • Constitutional law
  • Representative government and representation
  • Political participation
  • Democratization
  • Civil rights
  • Democracy
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Constituents before assembly : participation, deliberation, and representation in the crafting of new constitutions, Todd A. Eisenstadt, A. Carl LeVan, Tofigh Maboudi
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-191) and index
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Contents
A call to pens (even if not mightier than swords) : how context and process prevail over content in constitutional change -- Making the constituents king : how constituent deliberation on new constitutions democratizes more than mere citizen participation -- Parchment politics : the importance of context and conditions to the drafting of constitutions -- The logic of "top down" elite constitutionalism : how imposed processes may (but usually do not) produce better democracy -- The logic of "bottom up" constitutionalism : how popular processes tilt the odds in favor of democracy -- Interest groups versus individual participation, and the gap between ideal constitutional process and real world practices -- Appendix A: Additional statistical analyses as checks on robustness of models -- Appendix B: Coding of pathways according to 27 possible combinations -- Appendix C: List of the constitutions with the most recurring pathways
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ocn975367357
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24 cm.
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xxii, 200 pages
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9781107168220
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)975367357
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Constituents before assembly : participation, deliberation, and representation in the crafting of new constitutions, Todd A. Eisenstadt, A. Carl LeVan, Tofigh Maboudi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A call to pens (even if not mightier than swords) : how context and process prevail over content in constitutional change -- Making the constituents king : how constituent deliberation on new constitutions democratizes more than mere citizen participation -- Parchment politics : the importance of context and conditions to the drafting of constitutions -- The logic of "top down" elite constitutionalism : how imposed processes may (but usually do not) produce better democracy -- The logic of "bottom up" constitutionalism : how popular processes tilt the odds in favor of democracy -- Interest groups versus individual participation, and the gap between ideal constitutional process and real world practices -- Appendix A: Additional statistical analyses as checks on robustness of models -- Appendix B: Coding of pathways according to 27 possible combinations -- Appendix C: List of the constitutions with the most recurring pathways
Control code
ocn975367357
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 200 pages
Isbn
9781107168220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975367357

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