Constitutionalism—The Backbone of Objective Law
May 14, 2014
This lecture explores the meaning and value of legal constitutionalism by situating it in the context of other fundamental legal ideals. Thus we will consider: What, in essence, is the Rule of Law? What is required to have objective law? And what role does a constitution properly play if a society is to enjoy these?
Our answer will elaborate on the core of what a proper constitution is and does. We will also comment on the historical evolution of the idea of constitutions and on the status of that idea today: What are the threats greatestintellectual as well as more political practicallyto proper constitutional governance?
A version of this talk was also delivered at OCON 2015