Thursday
11
November
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Thursday, 11 November 2010 - 12:00am

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The History of Modern Constitutionalism

17.30-19.00, Thursday, 11 November

Examination Schools, High St, Oxford

Professor Horst Dippel, Kassel University, Germany

This lecture established the ten essentials of modern constitutionalism, as first developed in the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776. It showed how these essentials gained ground in the evolving American constitutions up to the mid-nineteenth century and how they spread over to Europe in 1789, where the theoretical foundation of modern constitutionalism was established.

The lecture also developed a revisionist approach to the established preeminence of the American and French constitutional traditions and argue for a more global perspective.

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