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Early Modern Absolutism and Constitutionalism

  title={Early Modern Absolutism and Constitutionalism},
  author={K. Hoekstra},
  journal={Cardozo law review},
  • K. Hoekstra
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Cardozo law review
The idea of sovereignty led to great advances in political and legal thinking. It unleashed the clarifying capacities of general theory abstracted from the complications of established agencies of ruling and administration in particular commonwealths. A focus on the concept of sovereignty facilitated the formulation of absolutist theory, according to which not only must all states be sovereign (or they are not states), but sovereignty therein must be unlimited and undivided (or it is no longer… Expand
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