Were the Framers Right About Constitutional Design? The US Constitution in Comparative Perspective

1/5/2015; 68 minutes

The founding fathers were political theorists of the highest order, and founded the modern era of constitutional design. But how have their propositions fared over the course of the subsequent two centuries, in which over 900 constitutions have been written? Tom Ginsburg, Professor of International Law, and Deputy Dean, University of Chicago Law School, summarizes empirical work on constitutions relevant to the founders' conjectures about design. Recorded on 10/27/2014. (#28835)

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