The Constitution was written to shape human behavior and affairs, and it does so by appealing to people’s hearts, not only their minds. An interdisciplinary analysis sheds new light on the emotions that underlie constitutional law, with many cogent examples.
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
András Sajó is Justice at the European Court of Human Rights and University Professor, Central European University, Budapest. He lives in Strasbourg, France.
Table of Contents
Foreword Matthias Mahlmann vii
List of Abbreviations xii
1 From Emotions to Constitutional Institutions 11
2 A Sentimental Déclaration of the Rights of Man 87
3 "The Greatest of All Reflections on Human Nature": The Constitution of Fear 114
4 Empathy and Human Rights: The Case of Slavery 151
5 Freedom to Express What? 195
6 The Containment of Passion: Assembly, Religion, and Popular Sovereignty 246
7 Shame: On Hidden Constitutional Sentiments 269