Constitutional Theory and the Constitutional History of Colonial America
By Randall G. Holcombe
The constitutional history of the American colonists and the Iroquois Confederacy sheds new light on the dynamics of group decision-making. It shows that the scope of government tends to grow as the requirements for consensus weaken, and that changes in rule-making procedures provoke people to adopt new strategies for pursuing their goals.
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|Summer 2021||A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society:Making the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution Fully Consistent with the Protection of Individual Rights|
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