Dippel, Horst. Modern Constitutionalism: Origin and Manifestations. England - North America - France - Germany - Europe/European Union - Latin America. Clark, New Jersey: Talbot Publishing, 2022. 2 volumes. xxii, 546; x, 547-1177 pp. ISBN-13: 9781616196769. ISBN-10: 1616196769. Hardcover. New. $295. * A title in the JCL Studies in Comparative Law, Second Series. Dippel assesses the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 12 June 1776 and shows how its ten principles made it the founding document of modern constitutionalism, which subsequently spread across the United States and, beginning with the French Revolution, Europe and Latin America. He shows how these principles were always confronted, in varying degrees, by resistance and opposition and always enriched, modified, or diluted by local or regional variations. With multiple examples from the 17th through the 21st centuries, Dippel shows both what a global and individual national history of modern constitutionalism might look like and how it would help us to better understand the present constitutional situation of individual American and European states, as well as the world we live in. Horst Dippel is professor emeritus of British and American Studies at the University of Kassel, Germany. He published widely on the constitutional history of the United States and Western European countries and was the editor-in-chief of the 33-volume series Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century (2005-2014), to which he contributed the 8-volume Constitutional Documents of the United States of America 1776-1860 (2006-2011).
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