Critique of the Material Constitution

19 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2017

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Marco Goldoni

University of Glasgow - Faculty of Law & Financial Studies

Date Written: December 5, 2017

Abstract

The material constitution is of great epistemic value for constitutional studies. For this reason, it is suggested that the concept ought to be adopted again. But in order to make it as accurate as possible this article highlights the limits of the concept as used by two different traditions, early Marxism and legal institutionalism. It then offers an update of the concept by developing its correlative political economy. In other words, the article tries to vindicate a material reading of the material constitution.

Keywords: Material Constitution; Legal Institutionalism; Governing Function; Valorisation

Suggested Citation

Goldoni, Marco, Critique of the Material Constitution (December 5, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3082969 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3082969

Marco Goldoni (Contact Author)

University of Glasgow - Faculty of Law & Financial Studies ( email )

Glasgow, Scotland
United Kingdom

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