After the American and French Revolutions, new-style written constitutions gradually came to be viewed as an essential symbol of a modern state. Britain, however, both fought against these two revolutions and has famously retained its un-codified constitution. Despite this, the impact of the new constitutions on ideas and politics in Britain was a profound one and has changed markedly over time; while Britain's own impact on the writing of other constitutions has been enormous. This seminar presentation explores these paradoxes.The session will be on Monday February 11, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., in the Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom, Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop. Reservations requested because of limited seating: HAPP@wilsoncenter.org or 202-691-4166
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