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Controlling the State

Constitutionalism from Ancient Athens to Today

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674009776

Publication Date: 09/15/2002

Short

412 pages

5-7/8 x 9 inches

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While not defending any particular version of constitutionalism as best, Gordon argues persuasively that some form of constitutional government is necessary for both prosperity and the preservation of individual liberty.—R. Hudelson, Choice

An unusually sweeping book… [Gordon] provides a…concise and accessible introduction to the history of constitutional government… Particularly valuable for its distinctive emphasis on countervailing power as the cornerstone of constitutional governance and its broad survey of the practice and idea of constitutionalism over the course of Western history.—Keith E. Whittington, Law and Politics Book Review

Awards & Accolades

  • 1999 Association of American Publishers PSP Award for Excellence, Government and Political Science Category
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