Founding acts explores the relationship between constitutional claims of popular sovereignty and the practice of constitution making in our pluralistic age serdar tekin argues that the process of making a constitution or its pedigree is as morally and politically significant as its content. Founding acts constitutional origins in a democratic age serdar tekin founding acts argues that how constitutions are made or their pedigree is morally and politically as significant as what they are made of or their content. Ever since rousseau democratic political theory has tried to come to terms with the fact that institution of a democracy depends on its undemocratic first positing ie on a declaration or a founding act or a highest law that is not authorized by the people. Founding acts constitutional origins in a democratic age serdar tekin imprint philadelphia university of pennsylvania press 2016 description 196 pages 24 cm founding acts constitutional origins in a democratic age serdar tekin imprint philadelphia university of pennsylvania press 2016 isbn. Constitutional origins in a democratic age epub ebook in english with adobe drm all democratic constitutions feature the people as their author and ultimate source of legitimacy
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