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The political theory of the Irish Constitution
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The political theory of the Irish Constitution: Republicanism and the basic law

Eoin Daly and Tom Hickey


Recent years have witnessed a revived interest in civic republicanism in Ireland, in tandem with a growing consciousness of republican ideas across the English-speaking world. Yet while republicanism is posited as a catch-all public philosophy and as a framework for political reform in Ireland and elsewhere, its content remains highly ambiguous and contested. Its implications for constitutional structure and constitutional theory are the subject of wide debate in both legal and political thought. In this book, Eoin Daly and Tom Hickey consider republican themes in the Irish constitutional trad ... More

Keywords: Republicanism, Constitution, Political Philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095283
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095283.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eoin Daly, editor
National University of Ireland, Galway

Tom Hickey, editor
Dublin City University

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Eoin Daly, and Tom Hickey

Part I Republican freedom

Part II Republican institutions

4 Judicial power and popular control

Eoin Daly, and Tom Hickey

Part III Republican society

6 Education and civic virtue

Eoin Daly, and Tom Hickey

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