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Constitution, Democracy and State Power

Institutions of Justice Edited by Joshua Cohen, Stanford University, US and Archon Fung, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, US
This important collection addresses these controversies with over fifty articles on basic political institutions such as the rule of law, judicial review, federalism, separation of powers, freedom of speech, elections and parties, direct democracy, organized social groups, and administrative agencies.
Four volume set
Extent: 2,144 pp
Hardback Price: £621.00 Web: £558.90
Publication Date: 1996
ISBN: 978 1 85278 342 6
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Choice
A just society guarantees its members rights to basic civil liberties protecting the political liberties associated with democratic governance, while ensuring state accountability and responsiveness to citizens. Despite broad agreement on these abstract requirements, the conditions that foster justice, thus understood, are a matter of long-standing controversy in political theory.

This important collection addresses these controversies with over fifty articles on basic political institutions such as the rule of law, judicial review, federalism, separation of powers, freedom of speech, elections and parties, direct democracy, organized social groups, and administrative agencies.
‘Contemporary political theorists and political scientists have good reasons to compliment Cohen and Fung on compiling this extremely useful and thought provoking set of volumes.’
– Vittorio Bufacchi, Yale University, US

‘ . . . the result of the production of these volumes is that a large number of hitherto inaccessible articles are now much more widely available and for this the publishers are to be commended.’
– Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
56 articles, dating from 1921 to 1992
Contributors include: N. Bobbio, R.A. Dahl, R. Dworkin, H.L.A. Hart, Friedrich A. von Hayek, J.J. Linz, C. McKinnon, W.H. Riker, F.W. Scharpf, P. C. Schmitter
Contents: Volume I: Acknowledgements Part I: The Rule of Law Part II: Protecting Rights Through Judical Review Part III: Federalism and The Separation of Powers Index • Volume II: Acknowledgements Part I: Freedom of Speech as an Instrument of Democracy Part II: Voting, Parties, and Popular Control of Government Index • Volume III: Acknowledgements Part I: Direct Democracy Part II: Group Politics and Democratic Governance Index • Volume IV: Acknowledgements Part I: Democracy, and Administrative Power Part II: Constitutionalism, Democracy and War Powers Part III: Beyond the State Index