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Post Sovereign Constitution Making: Learning and Legitimacy

Andrew Arato


Constitutional politics has become a major terrain of contemporary struggles. Contestation around designing, replacing, revising, and dramatically reinterpreting constitutions is proliferating worldwide. Starting with Southern Europe in post-Franco Spain, then in the ex-Communist countries in Central Europe, post-apartheid South Africa, and now in the Arab world, constitution making has become a project not only of radical political movements, but of liberals and conservatives as well. Wherever new states or new regimes will emerge in the future, whether through negotiations, revolutionary pro ... More

Keywords: constitutional politics, constitution making, constitutional theory, time dimension, state formation, state rebuilding

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755982
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Arato, author
Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor of Political and Social Theory, The New School

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