The folllowing are analyses of the principles of constitutional
republican government and how the works in the Liberty Library collection
contributed to the development of understanding of them.
- Natural Law and the Law of Nations
- Social Contract and Militia
- Liberty, Metaphor, and Mechanism: "checks
and balances" and the origins of modern constitutionalism, David Wootton
(2003). (In MS Word version, click on an endnote exponent to open the endnotes
- Founders and Original Understanding
- Deliberation and Consent
- Separation and Balance of Power
- Protecting Rights and Limiting Powers
- Representation, Election, and Referendum
- Jurisdiction and Due Process
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