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Carlyle Lectures 2018: Office and Rule in Constitutional Change

Melissa Lane (Princeton University)


Tuesday, 13 February - 5:00pm



Lecture Five: Office and Rule in Constitutional Change   

The four imperfect constitutions of Republic VIII are the topic of this lecture, in which the role of officeholders or magistrates is argued to be central to the ways in which these imperfect constitutions come about, operate, and change into one another.  Studying these episodes of change reveals aspects of the normative dimension of political office both within their flawed operation and in contrast with it.