Analyzing Constitutions

Oxford Handbooks of Political Science: Political Institutions, Chapter 11

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 220

27 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2013  

Peter M. Shane

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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

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

Peter M. Shane (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

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