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10 - Second Generation

Revolutionary Constitutions

from Part II - The History of the Constitution

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 October 2023

Wim Voermans
Affiliation:
Universiteit Leiden
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At the end of the eighteenth century a wave of revolutionary constitutions engulfs Western Europe and America. Most of these mark a new start and express the tenets of Enlightenment: rule of law, division of power, fundamental rights and the concept of conditional government power ( social contract).

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The Story of Constitutions
Discovering the We in Us
, pp. 133 - 140
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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  • Second Generation
  • Wim Voermans, Universiteit Leiden
  • Book: The Story of Constitutions
  • Online publication: 19 October 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009385084.013
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  • Second Generation
  • Wim Voermans, Universiteit Leiden
  • Book: The Story of Constitutions
  • Online publication: 19 October 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009385084.013
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  • Second Generation
  • Wim Voermans, Universiteit Leiden
  • Book: The Story of Constitutions
  • Online publication: 19 October 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009385084.013
Available formats
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