Law and the Constitutional State

Neil MacCormick

in Institutions of Law

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780198267911
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191714832 | DOI:

Series: Law, State, and Practical Reason

 Law and the Constitutional State

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This chapter begins with a discussion of states, then proceeds to a consideration of constitutions as legal frameworks for states, then reflects on the institutions of public law set up by or under constitutions. It presents some preliminary remarks on ‘Civil Society and the State’ followed by a brief interim conclusion on ‘Law as Institutional Normative Order’.

Keywords: states; constitutions; institutions of public law; civil society; institutional normative order

Chapter.  11421 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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