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Latin American constitutions : the constitution of Cádiz and its legacy in Spanish America

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Latin American constitutions : the constitution of Cádiz and its legacy in Spanish America

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Excerpt

Latin American Constitutions provides a comprehensive historical study of constitutionalism in Latin America from the independence period to the present, focusing on the Constitution of Cádiz, a foundational document in Latin American constitutionalism. Although drafted in Spain, it was applied in many regions of Latin America, and deputies from America formed a significant part of the drafting body. The politicization of constitutionalism reflected in Latin America's first moments proved to be a lasting legacy evident in the legal and constitutional world of the region today: many of Latin America's present challenges to establishing effective constitutionalism can be traced to the debates, ideas, structures, and assumptions of this text. This book explores the region's attempts to create effective constitutional texts and regimes in light of an established practice of linking constitutions to political goals and places important constitutional thinkers and regional constitutions, such as the Mexican Constitution of 1917, into their legal and historical context.

Description

xi, 324 pages ; 24 cm

ISBN

9781107025592

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies), History, Latin America, Law, Legal History, Political Science, Constitutions

Disciplines

History | Latin American History | Law | Legal History

Comments

Includes bibliographical references(pages 283-305) and index.