The Structure of Classical Public Law
32 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2009 Last revised: 1 May 2013
Date Written: 2008
Duncan Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of Classical Legal Thought circulated in manuscript for three decades before it was formally published in 2006. This essay reviews the book's treatment of Classical public law, focusing on its two principal contributions to the historiography of the subject: the concept of legal consciousness, and the structural analysis of constitutional doctrine.
Keywords: Classical legal thought, Duncan Kennedy, constitutional history, legal consciousness, structuralism
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