Constitutional sentiments

Sajó, András

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  • Creator András Sajó
  • Format Books
  • Publication New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2011.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (x, 382 pages)
  • ISBNs 9780300168617, 0300168616, 1283096218, 9781283096218, 9780300139266, 0300139268
  • OCLC ocn707082809


  • 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.</DIV>


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • From emotions to constitutional institutions -- A sentimental déclaration of the rights of man -- The greatest of all reflections on human nature : the constitution of fear -- Empathy and human rights : the case of slavery -- Freedom to express what? -- The containment of passion : assembly, religion, and popular sovereignty -- Shame : on hidden constitutional sentiments