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Democracy, the Courts, and the Liberal State: A Comparative Analysis of American and German Constitutionalism
 

Democracy, the Courts, and the Liberal State: A Comparative Analysis of American and German Constitutionalism (Hardback)

By Miles, David

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Reformulating a problem of both constitutionalism and liberalism discussed in the works of Ernst-Wolfgang Boeckenfoerde, Hannah Arendt, and Alexis de Tocqueville, the book examines one generally overlooked manifestation of constitutionalism: the role of the courts in shaping demo...cratic politics and the inter-relationship between citizens and state. Drawing on constitutional history, law, and political theory, David Miles argues that constitutionalism cannot be seen merely as an institutional mechanism to limit government, as it also has a crucial civic dimension upon which the liberal state depends. Utilising the works of Boeckenfoerde, Arendt, and Tocqueville, constitutionalism is conceived in the book as part of a broader system of communal norms which sustains representative democracy and liberalism. Through an analysis of judicial interventions in the electoral processes of the United States and Germany, Miles' study explores the role of civil society actors in transforming constitutionalism through legal challenges to oligarchical or exclusionary practices. He assesses how, in adjudicating these cases, the U.S. Supreme Court and the German Constitutional Court have mediated the tension between threats to stability and the imperative of democratic renewal. Democracy, the Courts, and the Liberal State will be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners interested in comparative politics, political theory, and constitutional law and history.
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ISBN 9780367200329
Released NZ 2 Nov 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge Innovations in Political Theory
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ISBN-13 9780367200329
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 2 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Miles, David
Series Routledge Innovations in Political Theory
Category Politics & Government
Political Science & Theory
Liberalism & Centre Democratic Ideologies
Political Structures: Democracy
Law
Number of Pages 206
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 342.001
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Courts - United States, Courts - Germany, Political questions and judicial power - United States, Political questions and judicial power - Germany, Constitutional law - United States
NBS Text Political Science & Theory
ONIX Text College/higher education

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