Peter M. Shane
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Oxford Handbooks of Political Science: Political Institutions, Chapter 11
Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 220
This chapter of the Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions provides an overview of the social and political functions of constitutions and the range of debates concerning those processes of interpretation by which constitutions achieve operative force. It shows how debates over judicial review relate to theories of legitimate government and anticipates future research directions for constitutional theorists.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: constitutional law, constitutional theory, constitutional interpretation, U.S. Constitution
JEL Classification: K1
Date posted: June 25, 2013
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