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Pacta sunt servanda is a series on legal history with focuses on comparative constitutional law, international public law, and legal philosophy.

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The Yale Historical Review

Aesthetics and Politics: Tracing the Emergence of Liberal and Conservative Structures of Feeling in Alexander Pope, Edmund Burke, and Immanuel Kant

Pacta Sunt Servanda Volume IV: December 9, 2021 Written by Nicholas Rice Edited by Judah Millen Introduction This essay will investigate the connections between the aesthetic and political philosophies of Alexander Pope, Edmund Burke, and Immanuel Kant, arguing that we can trace in them the development of competing liberal and...

The Yale Historical Review

Theorising the 'State of Nature': Colonial Logics in Hobbes and Locke

Pacta sunt servanda Volume III: July 8, 2021 Written by Nicholas Rice John Vanderlyn, Landing of Columbus, Oil on canvas 12' x 18', 1847, located in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, USAIntroduction Hobbes’s Leviathan (1651) and Locke’s Second Treatise Concerning Government (1689) both advance political philosophies grounded in...

The Yale Historical Review

Explaining and Evaluating the American Unitary Executive: Biographical and Constitutional Perspectives on France, Haiti, and the Bolívarian States

Pacta sunt servanda Volume I: February 22, 2021 Written by Nicholas Rice Edited by Philip Mousavizadeh -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction The framers of the American Constitution vested the “executive Power” (art. II, § 1, cl. 1) of the United States (U.S.) in the “Office” (art. II, § 1, cl. 2) of “a President”...

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