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Constitutional Theocracy / Ran Hirschl.

Author/Creator:
Hirschl, Ran, author., Author,
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (314 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Constitutional law -- Religious aspects.
Theocracy -- Political aspects.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In this ground-breaking book, renowned constitutional scholar Ran Hirschl describes "constitutional theocracy," a new, hybrid form of government that has emerged from an overlapping of two parallel trends during the 20th century: the rise in political religion on the one hand and the spread of constitutional forms of government to most countries in the world on the other. Hirschl delivers two blockbuster theses: That in most constitutional theocracies, 1) courts are the primary secular agents of government, and 2) the electorate usually has a choice between a secular party that is against redistribution of wealth and a more theological party that supports redistribution. This last thesis, especially, will be news to many of the book's American readers, who are accustomed to a theological politics stridently opposed to redistribution.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
1 The Rise of Constitutional Theocracy
2 Constitutional Theocracy in Context
3 The Secularist Appeal of Constitutional Law and Courts
4 Constitutionalism versus Theocracy
5 Courts as Secularizing Agents in the Nontheocratic World
6 Yin and Yang?
Conclusion: "Glocalization"?
Appendix: Cases and Laws Cited
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Aug 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780674059375
OCLC:
1257325030
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674059375 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.