Constitutional Sentiments

Constitutional Sentiments

by Andras Sajo

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300139266
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
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

Acknowledgments xi

List of Abbreviations xii

Introduction 1

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

Notes 307

Index 373

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