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Routledge handbook of constitutional law.


Routledge handbook of constitutional law.

Ed. by Mark Tushnet, Thomas Fleiner and Cheryl Saunders.



503 pages




Treating constitutional law as "the genus" and the constitutional law of individual countries as "the various species," this comparative law handbook--edited by Tushnet (law, Harvard Law School, US), Fleiner (emeritus, U. of Fribourg, Switzerland), and Saunders (law, Melbourne Law School, Australia)--contains 37 studies that examine variations across constitutional order in relation to selected topical areas. Broadly speaking, these include structures of government, communication rights, due process, non-discrimination, rights and society, and cutting-edge issues. Beyond selecting the topics to be addressed through the formulation of the table contents, the editors imposed no methodological or thematic requirements on contributors, although they do note that emergent themes present themselves, including the importance of non-domestic law in shaping domestic constitutional law and the continuing importance of systematic differences between common law and civil law traditions.

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