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Microconstitutional Change in Multiconstitutional Political Systems

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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:14:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:14:48Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-10-31 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-10-31 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4258
dc.description.abstract From Page 1: "The American and Canadian systems of governance are characterized by many constitutions rather than one constitution. A necessary condition of a federal system is the existence of more than one constitution. In the United States, it is difficult to estimate how many governmental constitutions actually exist. One national and fifty state constitutions head the list. Within most states, numerous constitutions are embedded in organic legislation authorizing the establishment of counties, cities, and special districts and specifying the set of decision rules to be used in establishing, operating, and terminating these units of government. In home rule states, many localities devise their own constitutions (charters) in addition to those that have used pre-designed constitutions available through organic legislation. Special districts have been established with their own charters defining the limited rights and duties of citizens and officials included within those jurisdictions. The number of independent, actively used, public-sector constitutions in the United States today is in the thousands." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject constitutional analysis en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis--IAD framework en_US
dc.title Microconstitutional Change in Multiconstitutional Political Systems en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.submitter.email adingman@indiana.edu en_US

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