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Comparative Constitutional Law

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Edited by: Tom Ginsburg, Rosalind Dixon

ISBN13: 9780857930781
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2011)
Price: £49.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781848445390



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This landmark volume of specially commissioned, original contributions by top international scholars organizes the issues and controversies of the rich and rapidly maturing field of comparative constitutional law. Divided into sections on constitutional design and redesign, identity, structure, individual rights and state duties, courts and constitutional interpretation, this comprehensive volume covers dozens of countries as well as a range of approaches to the boundaries of constitutional law. While some chapters reference the text of legal instruments expressly labeled constitutional, others focus on the idea of entrenchment or take a more functional approach. Challenging the current boundaries of the field, the contributors offer diverse perspectives - cultural, historical and institutional - as well as suggestions for future research. A unique and enlightening volume, Comparative Constitutional Law is an essential resource for students and scholars of the subject.

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Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law
Contents:
1. Introduction Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg

PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN AND REDESIGN
2. Drafting, Design and Gender Helen Irving
3. Participation in Constitutional Design Justin Blount
4. Transitional Justice and the Transformation of Constitutionalism Ruti Teitel
5. Constitutional Drafting and External Influence Zaid Al-Ali
6. Constitutional Amendment Rules: A Comparative Perspective Rosalind Dixon
7. Constitutional Endurance Tom Ginsburg

PART II: CONSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY
8. The Formation of Constitutional Identities Gary J. Jacobsohn
9. Citizenship and the Boundaries of the Constitution Kim Rubenstein and Niamh Lenagh-Maguire
10. Comparative Constitutional Law and Indigenous Peoples: Canada, New Zealand and the USA Claire Charters
11. A New Global Constitutional Order? David Schneiderman

PART III: CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE
12. Legislative-Executive Relations Jose Antonio Cheibub and Fernando Limongi
13. The Separation of Legislative and Executive Powers Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.
14. Political Parties and Constitutionalism Richard H. Pildes
15. The Rise of Specialized Constitutional Courts Victor Ferreres Comella
16. The Interplay of Constitutional and Ordinary Jurisdiction Frank I. Michelman
17. Constitutional Experimentation: Rethinking How a Bill of Rights Functions Janet L. Hiebert
18. The Rise of Weak-form Judicial Review Mark Tushnet
19. Constitutions and Emergency Regimes Oren Gross
20. Federalism, Devolution and Secession: From Classical to Post-conflict Federalism Sujit Choudhry and Nathan Hume

PART IV: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND STATE DUTIES
21. The Structure and Scope of Constitutional Rights Stephen Gardbaum
22. The Comparative Constitutional Law of Freedom of Expression Adrienne Stone
23. Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion Ran Hirschl
24. Autonomy, Dignity and Abortion Donald P. Kommers
25. Human Dignity in Constitutional Adjudication Paolo G. Carozza
26. Equality Kate O'Regan and Nick Friedman
27. The Right to Property Tom Allen
28. Socio-economic Rights: Has the Promise of Eradicating the Divide between First and Second Generation Rights Been Fulfilled? Dennis M. Davis
29. Comparative Constitutional Law and the Challenges of Terrorism Law Kent Roach
30. Legal Protection of Same-sex Partnerships and Comparative Constitutional Law Nicholas Bamforth

PART V: COURTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION
31. Judicial Engagement with Comparative Law Cheryl Saunders
32. Constitutional Interpretation in Comparative Perspective: Comparing Judges or Courts? Vicki C. Jackson and Jamal Greene
33. Docket Control and the Success of Constitutional Courts David Fontana Index