The Practice of Constitutional Development: Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs (Hardcover)
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|Each essay shows how particular countries, governments, and organizations devise constitutions to reflect their visions of governance and sets of rules for their leaders. Using the methods and writing of Vincent Ostrom, contributors further expand our knowledge about what makes up a successful constitution in both theory and in practice.|
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This edited collection further expands our knowledge about what comprises a successful constitution in both theory and application. Building on the research and analysis of Vincent Ostrom who, as one of America's leading scholars on constitutions, has spent a lifetime writing about constitutions in America and overseas. Extending Ostrom's intellectual quest to solve constitutional dilemmas, the scholars gathered here discuss a wide variety of issues, ranging from the problems of water scarcity and local public economies in Africa to the prospect of a new political order in the European North.