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The Resource Controlling the state : constitutionalism from ancient Athens to today, Scott Gordon

Controlling the state : constitutionalism from ancient Athens to today, Scott Gordon

Label
Controlling the state : constitutionalism from ancient Athens to today
Title
Controlling the state
Title remainder
constitutionalism from ancient Athens to today
Statement of responsibility
Scott Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the development of the theory and practice of constitutionalism, defined as a political system in which the coercive power of the state is controlled through a pluralistic distribution of political power. It explores the main venues of constitutional practice in ancient Athens, Republican Rome, Renaissance Venice, the Dutch Republic, seventeenth-century England, and eighteenth-century America. From its beginning in Polybius' interpretation of the classical concept of mixed government, the author traces the theory of constitutionalism through its late medieval appearance in the Conciliar Movement of church reform and in the Huguenot defense of minority rights. After noting its suppression with the emergence of the nation-state and the Bodinian doctrine of sovereignty, the author describes how constitutionalism was revived in the English conflict between king and Parliament in the early Stuart era, and how it has developed since then into the modern concept of constitutional democracy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Scott
Dewey number
321.8/01
Index
index present
LC call number
JF229
LC item number
.G67 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Separation of powers
  • Authority
  • Liberty
  • Constitutional history
Label
Controlling the state : constitutionalism from ancient Athens to today, Scott Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-386) 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
1. The doctrine of sovereignty -- 2. Athenian democracy -- 3. The Roman republic -- 4. Countervailance theory in medieval law, Catholic ecclesiology, and Huguenot political theory -- 5. The republic of Venice -- 6. The Dutch republic -- 7. The development of constitutional government and countervailance theory in seventeenth-century England -- 8. American constitutionalism -- 9. Modern Britain
Control code
41266306
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 395 pages
Isbn
9780674169876
Lccn
99030812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Controlling the state : constitutionalism from ancient Athens to today, Scott Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-386) 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
1. The doctrine of sovereignty -- 2. Athenian democracy -- 3. The Roman republic -- 4. Countervailance theory in medieval law, Catholic ecclesiology, and Huguenot political theory -- 5. The republic of Venice -- 6. The Dutch republic -- 7. The development of constitutional government and countervailance theory in seventeenth-century England -- 8. American constitutionalism -- 9. Modern Britain
Control code
41266306
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 395 pages
Isbn
9780674169876
Lccn
99030812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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