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Federalism-in-the-making

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ISBN13: 9780792319757
ISBN: 0792319753
Published: July 1994
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The long-continuing constitutional debate within Canada has brought a search today for new constitutional-govermental models of paradigms capable of taking us all safely into the 21st century. For students of contemporary constitutionalism, no country's experience has been more seriously studied than that of the West German federal state formed out of the three Western zones of Germany in 1949 and endowed with what was then described as a temporary governmental charter, pending final reunification of Germany.;This volume is the result of a special bilateral Canadian-German conference organised by the Simon Fraser University and the Goethe-Institute of Vancouver in 1991 on the theme ""The Challenge of Contemporary Constitutionalism: Canadian and German Federalism-in-the Making"". The essays it contains, from many distinguished judges and professors from both countries, form a unique contribution both to scientific knowledge in constitutionalism and to current ventures in constitution-making and drafting in a number of countries - Western and Eastern Europe, North America - around the world.

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Contents:
Preface - the unfolding of federalism, W. Wolf; introduction - federalism as process - the national, transnational (regional) and international, E. McWhinney; constitution-making in an era of transition - constitutional reform, national unity and the federal question in plural societies, E. McWhinney; the position and function of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court) in a reunited Germany, E. Benda; constitutional review in times of social and political change - Canadian experience, M.R. MacGuigan; function and limits of judge-made law in German constitutional law and the European Community law, K. Doehring; the rule of law and the Rechtsstaat concept - a comparison, J.-Y. Morin; transfer of sovereign powers and international law, H. Mosler; international law and the rights of indigenous (native) peoples, J. Deschenes; international law and the concept of a New World Order, W. Wengler; Canada, Germany and ""responsible internationalism"" for the post-Cold War era, D.A. Ross; constituting modernity - the epic horizons of constitutional narratives, J. Zaslove.