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Comparative Constitutional Theory

Edited by:  Gary Jacobsohn, Miguel Schor

ISBN13: 9781784719128
Published: February 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £195.00
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The need for innovative thinking about alternative constitutional experiences is evident, and readers of Comparative Constitutional Theory will find in its pages a compendium of original, theory-driven essays.

The authors use a variety of theoretical perspectives to explore the diversity of global constitutional experience in a post-1989 world prominently marked by momentous transitions from authoritarianism to democracy, by multiple constitutional revolutions and devolutions, by the increased penetration of international law into national jurisdictions, and by the enhancement of supra-national institutions of governance.

Scholars around the globe will be interested in this book’s unique discussion of comparative constitutional theory, and students and college professors will be appreciate the accessibility of the chapters and the placement of the United States in comparative focus.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
1. Introduction: The Comparative Turn in Constitutional Theory
Gary Jacobsohn and Miguel Schor

2. What is Judicial Supremacy?
Stephen Gardbaum
3. Federalism and Constitutional Theory
Stephen Tierney
4. Theoretical Underpinnings of Separation of Powers
Cheryl Saunders
5. Constitutional Dialogue and Judicial Supremacy
Miguel Schor
6. Judicial Dialogue and Fundamental Rights in the European Union: A Quest for Legitimacy
Aida Torres Pérez
7. Parliamentary Bills of Rights: Have They Altered the Norms for Legislative Decision-Making?
Janet Hiebert
8. Social Rights in Comparative Constitutional Theory
Jeff King
9. Human Dignity and its Critics
Jacob Weinrib

10. The Counter-Majoritarian Thesis
David Robertson
11. Legal Pragmatism and Comparative Constitutional Law
David Landau
12. Beyond the Principle of Proportionality
Victor Ferreres Comella
13. Text and Textualism: Establishment in the United States Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights
Howard Schweber
14. Reception, Context, and Identity: A Theory of Cross-National Jurisprudence
Heinz Klug

15. ‘We the People’, ‘Oui, the People’, and the Collective Body: Perceptions of Constituent Power
Yaniv Roznai
16. Amendment Theory and Constituent Power
Mark Tushnet
17. Anchoring and Sailing: Contrasting Imperatives of Constitutional Revolution
Gary Jacobsohn
18. Theorizing About Formal Constitutional Change: The Case of Latin America
Joel I. Colón-Riós
19. Transitional Justice, Transitional Constitutionalism, and Constitutional Culture
Gá’bor Halmai

20. The Unwritten Constitution
Janet McLean
21. Militant Democracy and Constitutional Identity
Jan-Werner Müeller
22. Some Notes on Inclusive Constitution Making, Citizenship, and Civic Constitutionalism
John E. Finn
23. Race and American Constitutional Exceptionalism
Mark A. Graber
24. Chinese Constitutionalism: An Oxymoron?
Wen-Chen Chang and David S. Law


Series: Research Handbooks in Comparative Constitutional Law Series

Comparative Constitution Making ISBN 9781785365256
To be published October 2019
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Comparative Constitutional Theory ISBN 9781784719142
Published August 2019
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Constitutions and Gender ISBN 9781784716974
Published February 2019
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Constitutions and Gender ISBN 9781784716950
Published September 2017
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited