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The German Federal Constitutional Court: The Court Without Limits

ISBN13: 9780198793540
Published: February 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00

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This translation into English of the leading German-language work on the Federal Constitutional Court gives an overview of the court's history and role as one of the most influential constitutional courts in recent years. The book consists of four extended, free-standing essays written by each of the authors. The essays cover the historical development and political context of the Court; the Court and the constitution; the Court's approach to judicial reasoning; and the Court in contemporary constitutional theory.

European Jurisdictions, Germany
Introduction, Justin Collings
1: Karlsruhe: Notes on a Court, Christoph Schönberger
2: Karlsruhe as Phenomenon: What Makes the Court What It Is, Matthias Jestaedt
3: The Standard-Setting Power, Oliver Lepsius
4: Legality, Legitimacy, and Legitimation of the Federal Constitutional Court, Christoph Möllers