Constitutionalism beyond Liberalism by Michael W. Dowdle, Michael A. Wilkinson

By Michael W. Dowdle, Michael A. Wilkinson

Constitutionalism past Liberalism bridges the space among comparative constitutional legislation and constitutional idea. the quantity makes use of the constitutional event of nations within the worldwide South - China, India, South Africa, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Malaysia - to go beyond the liberal conceptions of constitutionalism that at the moment dominate modern comparative constitutional discourse. the choice conceptions tested comprise political constitutionalism, societal constitutionalism, state-based (Rousseau-ian) conceptions of constitutionalism, and geopolitical conceptions of constitutionalism. via those examinations, the quantity seeks to extend our appreciation of the human chances of constitutionalism, exploring constitutionalism now not in basic terms as a restrict at the powers of presidency, but additionally as a growing collective political and social percentages in various geographical and historic settings.

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70 See, generally, Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class, 111–​205. 76 But the constitutional ideas of its principal source of inspiration, Jean-​Jacques Rousseau, would be influential in popularising the idea of constitutionalism beyond the North Atlantic. 77 And new conceptual strands continued to be added to this interweaving during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During the nineteenth century, these would include, for example, the Prussian Historical School (successors to the German camaralists) and through Max Weber See Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution, xx.

The second part will explore some of the principal blind spots in the structural-​liberal vision. These include a relative disinterest in issues of state-​building; difficulties identifying dynamics of constitutional evolution; and an inability to account for the interdependences that tie the effectiveness of particular constitutional structures to particular environmental factors that lie outside the structural-​liberal field of vision. The third part will then explore how the structural-​liberal vision relates to the other European visions of constitutionalism, particularly the Rousseauean vision and the radical vision of early-​industrial England.

34 See Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution, 347–​370.  Kahan) (University of Chicago Press, 1998), 230–​233, 241–​248; see also Jon Elster, ‘Strategic Uses of Argument’, in Kenneth Arrow et al. ), Barriers to Conflict Resolution (New York: W.  Norton, 1995), 250; Michael W. Dowdle, ‘Constitutional Listening’, Chicago-​Kent Law Review 88 (2012): 121–​125. 30 On the Limits of Constitutional Liberalism 23 ability to spontaneously adapt to broader environmental changes may be a critical element of constitutional survival.

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