Popular sovereignty, political freedom and democratic control
Constitutional rights and freedom as non-domination
Political constitutionalism and executive power
Judicial power and popular control
Republican perspectives on constitutional interpretation
Education and civic virtue
State and religion in the pluralist republic.
The political theory of the Irish Constitution considers Irish constitutional law and the Irish constitutional tradition from the perspective of Republican theory. It analyses the central devices and doctrines of the Irish Constitution - popular sovereignty, constitutional rights and judicial review - in light of Republican concepts of citizenship and civic virtue. The Constitution, it will argue, can be understood as a framework for promoting popular participation in government as much as a mechanism for protecting individual liberties. It will be of interest to students and researchers in Irish politics, political theory and constitutional law, and to all those interested in political reform and public philosophy in Ireland. -- . (source: Nielsen Book Data)