On the influence of Magna Carta and other cultural relics

dc.creatorElkins, Zachary
dc.creatorGinsburg, Tom
dc.creatorMelton, James
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-17T21:33:05Z
dc.date.available2019-04-17T21:33:05Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-24
dc.description.abstractMagna Carta’s status as a touchstone of modern thinking about the rule of law rests on several well-known myths. This article evaluates the influence of Magna Carta on modern constitutions, both in termsof formation as well as content. The analysis confirms that Magna Carta’s relevance is, if anything, onthe rise, even if the causal chains linking it to current developments are weak-linked and distant. Wespeculate on the mysterious processes that produce influence among legal texts, arguing that championsand empire are crucial factors in the case of Magna Carta.en_US
dc.description.departmentGovernmenten_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/74325
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/1445
dc.relation.ispartofWorking Group on Law and Democracyen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectMagna Cartaen_US
dc.subjectRule of lawen_US
dc.subjectConstitutionsen_US
dc.titleOn the influence of Magna Carta and other cultural relicsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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