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Vol 23 No 10 Oct/Nov 2018

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Western Constitutionalism: History, Institutions, Comparative Law


ISBN13: 9783319993379
To be Published: November 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £59.99



This innovative textbook provides an introduction into comparative constitutional law to undergraduate and graduate students. Combining a clear and practical explanation of the topics with scientific knowledge, the textbook analyzes the origins and the development of constitutional law in the Western world, as well as the structure and transformations of constitutional law, up to the present day. It also examines the theoretical roots and the historical premises of constitutionalism, and explores the foundation of constitutional law in Western countries since the Age of Revolutions and the 19th Century, underlining the different constitutional traditions. Furthermore, the textbook describes the transformations of constitutional law brought about by the transition toward pluralistic societies, and analyzes the political and legal features of constitutional democracies, taking into consideration the lessons learned in several constitutional environments in contemporary states. It also discusses the global expansion of the pattern of Western constitutionalism and the contemporary challenges in the age of globalization, focusing on the development of a European constitutional space.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
The forge of constitutionalism: rediscovering the heritage of resistance against political power
Achievements: constitutionalism in the age of the modern revolutions
The different paths of western constitutional law in the 19th century
Constitutionalism in the age of democratization
Analyzing the pattern of constitutional democracy: the Anglo-American experience
Analyzing the pattern of constitutional democracy: the European experience
From the open constitutional state to the European constitutional space
The worldwide expansion of constitutional democracy.