Graduate studies at Western
Philosophia 38 (1):41-55 (2009)
|Abstract||The present article commences analyzing the origins and influences of the religious discourse on the configuration of the modern constitutional discourse and the contributions of the jus-positivism in the consolidation of this sacred-civil language. The second issue is the definition of the U.S. Constitution as a mixed and not as a democratic constitution, with regard to the influences of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Polybius to the Drafters of the first modern constitutional text; stability and equilibrium took preference over democracy in a wide sense. I also analyze how the Drafterâs decision has conditioned the modern constitutional system up to the present.|
|Keywords||Modern and ancient constitutionalism The role of God Torah U.S. American constitution drafters Civic religion Legal postivism Mixed constitution instead democracy|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Antoni Abad I. Ninet (2010). Playing at Being Gods. Philosophia 38 (1):41-55.
Gary J. Jacobsohn (2010). Constitutional Identity. Harvard University Press.
Luigi Ferrajoli (2011). The Normative Paradigm of Constitutional Democracy. Res Publica 17 (4):355-367.
Carrie-Ann Biondi (2007). Aristotle on the Mixed Constitution and its Relevance for American Political Thought. Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (2):176-198.
Michel Rosenfeld (2010). The Identity of the Constitutional Subject: Selfhood, Citizenship, Culture, and Community. Routledge.
S. N. Eisenstadt (1998). The Paradox of Democratic Regimes: Fragility and Transformability. Sociological Theory 16 (3):211-238.
Howard H. Schweber (2007). The Language of Liberal Constitutionalism. Cambridge University Press.
Vito Breda (2004). The Incoherence of the Patriotic State: A Critique of 'Constitutional Patriotism'. Res Publica 10 (3):247-265.
Thomas McAffee, Overcoming Lochner in the Twenty-First Century: Taking Both Rights and Popular Sovereignty Seriously as We Seek to Secure Equal Citizenship and Promote the Public Good.
H. P. P. Lotter (2008). Poverty as a Threat to Democratic Values. Public Affairs Quarterly 22 (2):175-193.
N. Maccormick (1997). Democracy, Subsidiarity, and Citizenship in the ‘European Commonwealth’. Law and Philosophy 16 (4):331-356.
Added to index2010-09-13
Total downloads8 ( #131,909 of 739,125 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,778 of 739,125 )
How can I increase my downloads?