The Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism

Renata Uitz, Andras Sajo

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This book examines the implications of constitutionalism for the constitutional legal order and the political community which is meant to live by it. The book demonstrates what is at stake in the debate on constitutionalism through numerous examples of political anomalies and abuse of power. It presents stories of constitutional success and failure to give a sense of the current threats, arguing that constitutions are not mere practical applications of political philosophies or opportunistic political deals. The book considers foundational issues related to constitutions and constitutionalism as reflected in influential ideas, political practices, and social dynamics behind the scenes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford / New York
PublisherOxford Univerity Press; Oxford
ISBN (Electronic) 9780198732174
ISBN (Print) 9780198732174
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • constitutionalism
  • comparative constitutional law
  • history of ideas
  • constitutional history

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