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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law / edited by Michel Rosenfeld and Andras Sajo.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Oxford handbooksPublication details: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.Description: xix, 1396 p. ; pbk. 26 cmISBN:
  • 9780199578610
  • 0199578613
  • 9780199689286
Other title:
  • Comparative constitutional law
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 342 23 ROS
Contents:
Part I: History, Methodology, and Typology 1:Comparative Constitutional Law: A Contested Domain a:Comparative Constitutional Law: A Continental Perspective, Armin von Bogdandy b:Comparative Constitutional Analysis in United States Adjudication and Scholarship, Michel Rosenfeld 2:Comparative Constitutional Law: Methodologies, Vicki Jackson 3:Carving out Typologies and Accounting for Differences Across Systems: Towards a Methodology of Transnational Constitutionalism, Peer Zumbansen 4:Types of Constitutions, Dieter Grimm 5:Constitutionalism in Illiberal Polities, Li-ann Thio 6:Constitutionalism and Impoverishment: A Complex Dynamic, Arun Thiruvengadam and Gedion Hessebon 7:The Place of Constitutional Law in the Legal System, Stephen Gardbaum
Part II: Ideas 8:Constitutions and Constitutionalism, Stephen Holmes 9:Constitution, Mark Tushnet 10:Rule of Law, Martin Krygier 11:Democracy, Günter Frankenberg 12:Conceptions of the State, Olivier Beaud 13:Rights and Liberties as Concepts, Robert Alexy 14:Constitutions and the Public Private Divide, Frank Michelman 15:State Neutrality, Janos Kis 16:The Constitution and Justice, Roberto Gargarella 17:Sovereignty, Michel Troper 18:Carving out the Essence of Humanity: Human Dignity and Autonomy in Modern Constitutional Orders, Matthias Mahlmann 19:Gender and the Constitution, Catharine Mackinnon
Part III: Process 20:Constitution-Making as a Process, Claude Klein and András Sajó 21:States of Emergency, David Dyzenhaus 22:War Powers, Yasuo Hasebe 23:Secession and Self-Determination, Susanna Mancini 24:Referendum, Laurence Morel 25:Elections, Richard Pildes
Part IV: Architecture 26:Horizontal Structuring, Jenny Martinez 27:Federalism: Theory, Policy, Law, Daniel Halberstam 28:Internal Ordering in the Unitary State, Sergio Bartole 29:Presidentialism, Héctor Fix-Fierro and Pedro Salazar-Ugarte 30:Parliamentarism, Anthony W. Bradley and Cesare Pinelli 31:The Regulatory State, Susan Rose-Ackerman
Part V: Meanings/Textures 32:Constitutional Interpretation, Jeffrey Goldsworthy 33:Proportionality (1), Bernhard Schlink 34:Proportionality (2), Aharon Barak 35:Constitutional Identity, Michel Rosenfeld 36:Constitutional Values and Principles, Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn
Part VI: Institutions 37:Ensuring Constitutional Efficacy, Juliane Kokott and Martin Kaspar 38:Constitutional Courts, Alec Stone Sweet 39:Judicial Independence as a Constitutional Virtue, Roderick A MacDonald and Hoi Kong 40:The Judiciary: The Least Dangerous Branch?, Daniel Smilov 41:Political Parties and the Constitution, Cindy Skach
Part VII: Rights 42:Freedom of Expression, Eric Barendt 43:Freedom of Religion, András Sajó and Renáta Uitz 44:Due Process, Richard Vogler 45:Associative Rights (The Rights to the Freedoms of Petition, Assembly, and Association),, Ulrich Preuss 46:Privacy, Manuel Jose Cepeda Espinosa 47:Equality, Susanne Baer 48:Citizenship, Ayelet Shachar 49:Socio-Economic Rights, Dennis Davis 50:Economic Rights, K D Ewing
Part VIII: Overlapping Rights 51: (The Rights to the Freedoms of Petition, Assembly, and Association),, Reva Siegel 52:Immodest Claims and Modest Contributions: Sexual Orientation in Comparative Constitutional Law, Kenji Yoshino and Michael Kavey 53:Group Rights in Comparative Constitutional Law: Culture, Economics, or Political Power?, Sujit Choudhry 54:Affirmative Action, Daniel Sabbagh 55:Bioethics and Basic Rights: Persons, Humans and Boundaries of Life, Judit Sándor
Part IX: Trends 56:Internationalization of Constitutional Law, Wen-Chen Chang and Jiunn-Rong Yeh 57:The EU's Unresolved Constitution, Neil Walker 58:The Constitutionalization of Public International Law, Erika de Wet 59:ECtHR Jurisprudence and the Constitutional Systems of Europe, Dean Spielmann 60:Militant Democracy, Jan-Werner Müller 61:Constitutionalism and Transitional Justice, Juan Mendez 62:Islam and the Constitutional Order, Chibli Mallat 63:Constitutional Transplants, Borrowing, and Migrations, Vlad Perju 64:The Use of Foreign Law in Constitutional Interpretation, Gabor Halmai
Summary: The field of comparative constitutional law has grown immensely over the past couple of decades. Once a minor and obscure adjunct to the field of domestic constitutional law, comparative constitutional law has now moved front and centre. Driven by the global spread of democratic government and the expansion of international human rights law, the prominence and visibility of the field, among judges, politicians, and scholars has grown exponentially. Even in the United States, where domestic constitutional exclusivism has traditionally held a firm grip, use of comparative constitutional materials has become the subject of a lively and much publicized controversy among various justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The trend towards harmonization and international borrowing has been controversial. Whereas it seems fair to assume that there ought to be great convergence among industrialized democracies over the uses and functions of commercial contracts, that seems far from the case in constitutional law. Can a parliamentary democracy be compared to a presidential one? A federal republic to a unitary one? Moreover, what about differences in ideology or national identity? Can constitutional rights deployed in a libertarian context be profitably compared to those at work in a social welfare context? Is it perilous to compare minority rights in a multi-ethnic state to those in its ethnically homogeneous counterparts? These controversies form the background to the field of comparative constitutional law, challenging not only legal scholars, but also those in other fields, such as philosophy and political theory. Providing the first single-volume, comprehensive reference resource, the 'Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law' will be an essential road map to the field for all those working within it, or encountering it for the first time. Leading experts in the field examine the history and methodology of the discipline, the central concepts of constitutional law, constitutional processes, and institutions - from legislative reform to judicial interpretation, rights, and emerging trends.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I: History, Methodology, and Typology
1:Comparative Constitutional Law: A Contested Domain
a:Comparative Constitutional Law: A Continental Perspective, Armin von Bogdandy
b:Comparative Constitutional Analysis in United States Adjudication and Scholarship, Michel Rosenfeld
2:Comparative Constitutional Law: Methodologies, Vicki Jackson
3:Carving out Typologies and Accounting for Differences Across Systems: Towards a Methodology of Transnational Constitutionalism, Peer Zumbansen
4:Types of Constitutions, Dieter Grimm
5:Constitutionalism in Illiberal Polities, Li-ann Thio
6:Constitutionalism and Impoverishment: A Complex Dynamic, Arun Thiruvengadam and Gedion Hessebon
7:The Place of Constitutional Law in the Legal System, Stephen Gardbaum

Part II: Ideas
8:Constitutions and Constitutionalism, Stephen Holmes
9:Constitution, Mark Tushnet
10:Rule of Law, Martin Krygier
11:Democracy, Günter Frankenberg
12:Conceptions of the State, Olivier Beaud
13:Rights and Liberties as Concepts, Robert Alexy
14:Constitutions and the Public Private Divide, Frank Michelman
15:State Neutrality, Janos Kis
16:The Constitution and Justice, Roberto Gargarella
17:Sovereignty, Michel Troper
18:Carving out the Essence of Humanity: Human Dignity and Autonomy in Modern Constitutional Orders, Matthias Mahlmann
19:Gender and the Constitution, Catharine Mackinnon

Part III: Process
20:Constitution-Making as a Process, Claude Klein and András Sajó
21:States of Emergency, David Dyzenhaus
22:War Powers, Yasuo Hasebe
23:Secession and Self-Determination, Susanna Mancini
24:Referendum, Laurence Morel
25:Elections, Richard Pildes

Part IV: Architecture
26:Horizontal Structuring, Jenny Martinez
27:Federalism: Theory, Policy, Law, Daniel Halberstam
28:Internal Ordering in the Unitary State, Sergio Bartole
29:Presidentialism, Héctor Fix-Fierro and Pedro Salazar-Ugarte
30:Parliamentarism, Anthony W. Bradley and Cesare Pinelli
31:The Regulatory State, Susan Rose-Ackerman

Part V: Meanings/Textures
32:Constitutional Interpretation, Jeffrey Goldsworthy
33:Proportionality (1), Bernhard Schlink
34:Proportionality (2), Aharon Barak
35:Constitutional Identity, Michel Rosenfeld
36:Constitutional Values and Principles, Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn

Part VI: Institutions
37:Ensuring Constitutional Efficacy, Juliane Kokott and Martin Kaspar
38:Constitutional Courts, Alec Stone Sweet
39:Judicial Independence as a Constitutional Virtue, Roderick A MacDonald and Hoi Kong
40:The Judiciary: The Least Dangerous Branch?, Daniel Smilov
41:Political Parties and the Constitution, Cindy Skach

Part VII: Rights
42:Freedom of Expression, Eric Barendt
43:Freedom of Religion, András Sajó and Renáta Uitz
44:Due Process, Richard Vogler
45:Associative Rights (The Rights to the Freedoms of Petition, Assembly, and Association),, Ulrich Preuss
46:Privacy, Manuel Jose Cepeda Espinosa
47:Equality, Susanne Baer
48:Citizenship, Ayelet Shachar
49:Socio-Economic Rights, Dennis Davis
50:Economic Rights, K D Ewing

Part VIII: Overlapping Rights
51: (The Rights to the Freedoms of Petition, Assembly, and Association),, Reva Siegel
52:Immodest Claims and Modest Contributions: Sexual Orientation in Comparative Constitutional Law, Kenji Yoshino and Michael Kavey
53:Group Rights in Comparative Constitutional Law: Culture, Economics, or Political Power?, Sujit Choudhry
54:Affirmative Action, Daniel Sabbagh
55:Bioethics and Basic Rights: Persons, Humans and Boundaries of Life, Judit Sándor

Part IX: Trends
56:Internationalization of Constitutional Law, Wen-Chen Chang and Jiunn-Rong Yeh
57:The EU's Unresolved Constitution, Neil Walker
58:The Constitutionalization of Public International Law, Erika de Wet
59:ECtHR Jurisprudence and the Constitutional Systems of Europe, Dean Spielmann
60:Militant Democracy, Jan-Werner Müller
61:Constitutionalism and Transitional Justice, Juan Mendez
62:Islam and the Constitutional Order, Chibli Mallat
63:Constitutional Transplants, Borrowing, and Migrations, Vlad Perju
64:The Use of Foreign Law in Constitutional Interpretation, Gabor Halmai

The field of comparative constitutional law has grown immensely over the past couple of decades. Once a minor and obscure adjunct to the field of domestic constitutional law, comparative constitutional law has now moved front and centre. Driven by the global spread of democratic government and the expansion of international human rights law, the prominence and visibility of the field, among judges, politicians, and scholars has grown exponentially. Even in the United States, where domestic constitutional exclusivism has traditionally held a firm grip, use of comparative constitutional materials has become the subject of a lively and much publicized controversy among various justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The trend towards harmonization and international borrowing has been controversial. Whereas it seems fair to assume that there ought to be great convergence among industrialized democracies over the uses and functions of commercial contracts, that seems far from the case in constitutional law. Can a parliamentary democracy be compared to a presidential one? A federal republic to a unitary one? Moreover, what about differences in ideology or national identity? Can constitutional rights deployed in a libertarian context be profitably compared to those at work in a social welfare context? Is it perilous to compare minority rights in a multi-ethnic state to those in its ethnically homogeneous counterparts? These controversies form the background to the field of comparative constitutional law, challenging not only legal scholars, but also those in other fields, such as philosophy and political theory.
Providing the first single-volume, comprehensive reference resource, the 'Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law' will be an essential road map to the field for all those working within it, or encountering it for the first time. Leading experts in the field examine the history and methodology of the discipline, the central concepts of constitutional law, constitutional processes, and institutions - from legislative reform to judicial interpretation, rights, and emerging trends.

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