The Institute is the home of outstanding cross-disciplinary research in the fields of law, legal history and constitutionalism at the University of St Andrews. Founded in 2015, it unites leading scholars in history, international relations, and literature with early-career researchers and graduate students, in order to foster a vibrant community of twenty-first century researchers.

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Recent Submissions

  • Pathways and practice : the general practitioner in nineteenth-century Dundee 

    Campbell, Morag Allan (2018-08-17) - Journal article
    Although the care of the basic medical needs of much of the population, or what might be termed general medicine, accounted by the mid nineteenth century for the work of the majority of medical men in Britain, those who ...
  • Gift-giving and inheritance strategies in late Roman law and legal practice 

    Humfress, Caroline (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2017-06-07) - Book item
    In Roman law, an inheritance could be passed on according to the rules of intestate or testate succession. The Roman law of succession presents people with an enormous display of legal ingenuity. This chapter analyses some ...
  • Rules, power and constitutions : following Onuf 

    Lang, Anthony (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2017-05-23) - Book item
    This chapter explores the role of power in the theory of global constitutionalism. It draws on the work of Nicholas Onuf, whose launched constructivist IR theory. It borrows from Onuf the idea of rules and rule making, but ...
  • The Aurunci and Sidicini 

    Smith, Christopher John (de Gruyter, 2017-11) - Book item
  • III - Contractarianism as a political morality 

    Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2016-05-26) - Journal article
    Contractarianism initially made its mark, in the seventeenth century, as a sort of theory of everything in ethics. But gradually philosophers became convinced that there were resources available outside contractarianism ...

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