Book Volume 23 2011

Constitutional Mythologies

New Perspectives on Controlling the State


ISBN: 978-1-4419-6783-1 (Print) 978-1-4419-6784-8 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-7

    Introduction: Constitutional Myths

  3. Chapter

    Pages 9-23

    Consent or Coercion? A Critical Analysis of the Constitutional Contract

  4. Chapter

    Pages 25-37

    Agent Type, Social Contracts, and Constitutional Mythologies

  5. Chapter

    Pages 39-51

    Constitutions, Politics, and Identity

  6. Chapter

    Pages 53-69

    Is the “Veil of Ignorance” in Constitutional Choice a Myth? An Empirical Exploration Informed by a Theory of Power

  7. Chapter

    Pages 71-80

    Checks and Balances at the OK Corral: Restraining Leviathan

  8. Chapter

    Pages 81-106

    Popular Sovereignty: A Case Study from the Antebellum Era

  9. Chapter

    Pages 107-119

    Direct Democracy and the Constitution

  10. Chapter

    Pages 121-134

    Parallelisms and Paralogisms in the European Court of Justice

  11. Chapter

    Pages 135-153

    The Dual Rationale of Judicial Independence

  12. Chapter

    Pages 155-170

    Comparison of Central Bank and Judicial Independence

  13. Chapter

    Pages 171-174

    Making and Implementing the Rules of the Game: The Political Economy of Constitutional Myths and Rites

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 175-177