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A Universalist History of the 1987 Philippine Constitution (I)

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Title: A Universalist History of the 1987 Philippine Constitution (I)
Authors: Desierto, Diane A.
Keywords: Phillipines
Constitutional History
Constitutional Ideology
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: 10 Historia Constitucional 383 2009
Series/Report no.: 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.
Pages/Duration: 62
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