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America and Enlightenment Constitutionalism shows in detail the Enlightenment origin of the U.S. Constitution. It provides vivid analysis of how the Enlightenment's basic ideas were reformulated in the context of America. It is particularly successful in bringing out the competing strains of Enlightenment thought and of articulating crucial Enlightenment concepts of public opinion, equality, public reason, legislature and judiciary, revolution, law, and the people in their American context. The collection is timely given contemporary debates between republicans and liberals about constitutional interpretation which are addressed throughout.

ISBN

9781403972361

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

New York

Keywords

U.S. Constitution, enlightenment, public opinion, public reason

School

Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Disciplines

American Politics | Political Theory | Public Affairs

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Edited by Gary L. McDowell and Johnathan O'Neill.

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