Epistrophy: Chinese Constitutionalism and the 1950s

  • Glenn D. Tiffert
Part of the The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy book series (SPIRP)


Imagine, for a moment, interpreting the American Constitution ignorant of The Federalist Papers, Marbury v. Madison, the New Deal, or the Warren Court. How would we comprehend English Common Law absent Coke, Blackstone, or Dicey? What if our grasp of French jurisprudence barely acknowledged the legacy of the Napoleonic Code and overlooked the political crises and constitutional innovations attending the birth of the Fifth Republic? At best, our understanding of these legal systems and the discourses that animate them would be deficient; at worst, we might misread them altogether.


Judicial Independence Common Program Supreme People Draft Constitution Socialist Legality 
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