Constitutional Comparison: Japan, Germany, Canada, South Africa as Constitutional States

(Co-published with Kluwer Law International)


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    Edition: 1st Edition
  • Format: Soft Cover
  • ISBN: 9780702153723
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 312 Pages
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  • Category: International Law, Private and Public, Constitutional Law

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In our globalized era it has become impossible to deal effectively with constitutional law and related subjects such as fundamental rights, administrative law and political science without a knowledge of foreign systems. Although a wealth of literature is available, the constitutionalist faces a formidable problem: which foreign systems should I explore in order to make relevant comparisons, and how should I go about it? This book addresses the issues of comparability and appropriate comparative methodology.

  • Considerations of comparative methodology
    - Law and state as common denominators of humanity
    - Comparative Law: nature and issues
    - Comparison in the field of constitutional law
    - A matrix for constitutional comparison
  • Predominance of the constitution
    - Why is the constitution supreme?
    - History and foundations of the predominance of the constitution
    - The impact of the predominance of the constitutionĀ 
    - Comparative conclusions
  • Constitutional rights
    - The classification of constitutional rights
    - Analysis of selected constitutional rights
    - Limiting and balancing interests
    - Constitutional rights in the contemporary constitutional state
  • Democracy and the distribution of authority
    - Democracy
    - The horizontal distribution of authority
    - The vertical distribution of authority
    - Democracy and authority in the constitutional state
  • Comparing constitutions in 2000
    - Motives for practising comparative constitutional law
    - Limitations of constitutional comparison
    - A method for comparing constitutions

  • Constitutional lawyers
  • Libraries
  • Academics
  • Students

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In our globalized era it has become impossible to deal effectively with constitutional law and related subjects such as fundamental rights, administrative law and political science without a knowledge of foreign systems. Although a wealth of literature is available, the constitutionalist faces a formidable problem: which foreign systems should I explore in order to make relevant comparisons, and how should I go about it? This book addresses the issues of comparability and appropriate comparative methodology.

  • Considerations of comparative methodology
    - Law and state as common denominators of humanity
    - Comparative Law: nature and issues
    - Comparison in the field of constitutional law
    - A matrix for constitutional comparison
  • Predominance of the constitution
    - Why is the constitution supreme?
    - History and foundations of the predominance of the constitution
    - The impact of the predominance of the constitutionĀ 
    - Comparative conclusions
  • Constitutional rights
    - The classification of constitutional rights
    - Analysis of selected constitutional rights
    - Limiting and balancing interests
    - Constitutional rights in the contemporary constitutional state
  • Democracy and the distribution of authority
    - Democracy
    - The horizontal distribution of authority
    - The vertical distribution of authority
    - Democracy and authority in the constitutional state
  • Comparing constitutions in 2000
    - Motives for practising comparative constitutional law
    - Limitations of constitutional comparison
    - A method for comparing constitutions

  • Constitutional lawyers
  • Libraries
  • Academics
  • Students

This product does not have any reviews yet - be the first to write one.