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Authors

Colin Harvey

Abstract

Is the political process, with all its difficulties, merely reflective of contemporary constitutionalism? Are the problems an aspect of ongoing inter-communal dialogue? To what extent are existing difficulties exacerbated by a general failure to grasp the difference between the logic of law and political theory and practice? These questions are addressed here in three basic stages: first, the relationship between legal logic and political practice is examined; secondly, the implications of contemporary constitutionalism are explored; and, finally, the agreement and disagreements over its implementation are analyzed.

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