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Constitutions compared : an introduction to comparative constitutional law / Aalt Willem Heringa.

Heringa, A. W. [Browse]
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Antwerp ; Portland, USA : Intersentia, [2016]
  • ©2016
4th edition.
xv, 473 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
The new edition of this handbook provides an original and user-friendly introduction to comparative constitutional law. For each area of constitutional law, a general introduction and a comparative overview is provided, which is then followed by more detailed country chapters on that specific area. In this fourth edition, the author has expanded several chapters to provide for even more detail on national legal systems and constitutional comparison. In addition, he has updated the discussion wherever necessary. Thus, this book most notably takes account of the new election system in Germany; the operation of the constitutional review procedure in France; the Scottish referendum and its aftermath in the UK; the new procedure for the formation of a government in the Netherlands; the discussion about the accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights; and notably the effects on domestic constitutional law in the EU member states by EU membership, the EMU, the political dialogue between national parliaments and the Commission, the banking union and many other relevant developments. The EU has therefore more extensively been woven into this book, as a constitutional system per se and as an international organization which heavily impacts upon domestic constitutional law.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction to comparative constitutional law -- Constitutions compared : origins and main features -- Federalism, unitarianism and decentralization -- Parliaments and lawmaking -- Governments, their parliaments and their heads of state -- Judicial review and human rights -- Concluding comparative comments.
  • 9781780683997 (paperback)
  • 1780683995 (paperback)
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