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A Universalist History of the 1987 Philippine Constitution (I)
|Title:||A Universalist History of the 1987 Philippine Constitution (I)|
|Authors:||Desierto, Diane A.|
|Citation:||10 Historia Constitucional 383 2009|
|Series:||Historia Constitucional, Volume 10|
|Abstract:||This paper traces universalism --- the vision of international public order built upon rights and values shared by all individuals and peoples --- as a purposely-embedded ideology in the history and evolution of the Philippine Constitution. As the postcolonial and post-dictatorship founding document of the post-modern Philippine polity, the paper contends that 1987 Philippine Constitution enshrines nearly a century of constitutional text and practice which has led towards the present institutionalization of universalist rights-democratic theory in the Philippines' constitutional interpretive canon.|
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