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Vol 22 No 1 Jan/Feb 2017

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The Creation and Amendment of Constitutional Norms

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Edited by: Mads Andenas

ISBN13: 9780903067904
ISBN: 0903067900
Published: January 2000
Publisher: British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £70.00

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This book is an examination of an important aspect of constitutional law: the creation and amendment of constitutions, which in addition to being of interest for practical reasons, brings us close to some of the most fundamental theoretical questions in law. It brings together a wealth of fascinating contributions to the study of comparative constitutional law, covering the constitutions of Commonwealth Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Burundi, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

The contributions are of particular significance to the status of human rights and their legal recognition, as well as to theoretical comparative public law scholarship. The volume suggests in its final comparison of constitutional norms that perhaps constitutional amendments should be made difficult once a constitution has settled into its foundations.