Oxford Handbooks of Political Science: Political Institutions, Chapter 11
27 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Date Written: 2006
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.
Keywords: constitutional law, constitutional theory, constitutional interpretation, U.S. Constitution
JEL Classification: K1
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Shane, Peter M., Analyzing Constitutions (2006). Oxford Handbooks of Political Science: Political Institutions, Chapter 11; Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 220. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2284349 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2284349