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The Principles of Constitutionalism

N. W. Barber


In this follow-up volume to the critically acclaimed Constitutional State, Nick Barber explores how the principles of constitutionalism structure and influence successful states. Far from acting exclusively as a mechanism to limit state powers, Barber contends that constitutionalism and its associated principles require that the state be structured to advance the well-being of its people. An attractive and satisfying account of constitutionalism, and, by derivation, of the state, can only be reached if the principles of constitutionalism are seen as interlocking parts of a broader doctrine. Th ... More

Keywords: constitutionalism, state, sovereignty, separation of powers, rule of law, civil society, democracy, subsidiarity, invisible hand

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198808145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

N. W. Barber, author
Associate Professor, Trinity College, University of Oxford