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Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law

Edited by: Mark Tushnet , Thomas Fleiner , Cheryl Saunders

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415782203
eBook ISBN: 9780203072578
Adobe ISBN: 9781135100193

10.4324/9780203072578
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The Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law is an advanced level reference work which surveys the current state of constitutional law. Featuring new, specially commissioned papers by a range of leading scholars from around the world, it offers a comprehensive overview of the field as well as identifying promising avenues for future research. The book presents the key issues in constitutional law thematically allowing for a truly comparative approach to the subject. It also pays particular attention to constitutional design, identifying and evaluating various solutions to the challenges involved in constitutional architecture.

The book is split into four parts for ease of reference:

  • Part One: General issues "sets issues of constitutional law firmly in context including topics such as the making of constitutions, the impact of religion and culture on constitutions, and the relationship between international law and domestic constitutions.
  • Part Two: Structures presents different approaches in regard to institutions or state organization and structural concepts such as emergency powers and electoral systems
  • Part Three: Rights covers the key rights often enshrined in constitutions
  • Part Four: New Challenges - explores issues of importance such as migration and refugees, sovereignty under pressure from globalization, Supranational Organizations and their role in creating post-conflict constitutions, and new technological challenges.

Providing up-to-date and authoritative articles covering all the key aspects of constitutional law, this reference work is essential reading for advanced students, scholars and practitioners in the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Constitutions Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Constitutions embedded in different legal systems Download PDF
Chapter  3:  International relations and international law Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Constitutions and legitimacy over time Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Constitution-writing processes Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Systems of government Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Emergency powers Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The judiciary and constitutional review Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Justiciability Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Administrative bureaucracy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Elections and electoral systems in constitutional regimes Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Federalism and autonomy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Minority rights Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Horizontal effect/state action Download PDF
Chapter  15:  ‘Human dignity’ as a constitutional doctrine Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The limits of punishment Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Ancient and modern: access to information and constitutional governance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Freedom of expression and association Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Freedom of religion and religion–state relations Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Procedural fairness generally Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Rights in the criminal process: a case study of convergence and disclosure rights Download PDF
Chapter  22:  General provisions dealing with equality Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Sites of constitutional struggle for women’s equality Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Race and ethnicity discrimination Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Affirmative action Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Minorities and group rights Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Rights of non-citizens Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Proprietary constitutionalism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Fundamental social rights Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Linguistic and cultural rights Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Environmental rights and future generations Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Asylum and refugees Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The competing effect of national uniqueness and comparative influences on constitutional practice Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Multicultural societies and migration Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Constitutions, populations and demographic change  Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Supranational organizations and their impact on national constitutions Download PDF
Chapter  37:  New technologies and constitutional law Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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