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Routledge Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Change

Edited by: Xenophon Contiades , Alkmene Fotiadou

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  June  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138496644
eBook ISBN: 9781351020985
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351020985
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Comparative constitutional change has recently emerged as a distinct field in the study of constitutional law. It is the study of the way constitutions change through formal and informal mechanisms, including amendment, replacement, total and partial revision, adaptation, interpretation, disuse and revolution. The shift of focus from constitution-making to constitutional change makes sense, since amendment power is the means used to refurbish constitutions in established democracies, enhance their adaptation capacity and boost their efficacy. Adversely, constitutional change is also the basic apparatus used to orchestrate constitutional backslide as the erosion of liberal democracies and democratic regression is increasingly affected through legal channels of constitutional change.

Routledge Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Change provides a comprehensive reference tool for all those working in the field and a thorough landscape of all theoretical and practical aspects of the topic. Coherence from this aspect does not suggest a common view, as the chapters address different topics, but reinforces the establishment of comparative constitutional change as a distinct field. The book brings together the most respected scholars working in the field, and presents a genuine contribution to comparative constitutional studies, comparative public law, political science and constitutional history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Comparative Methodology and Constitutional Change Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Order From Chaos? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Constitutional Endurance Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Constitutional Amendment versus Constitutional Replacement Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Varieties of Liberal Constitutionalism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Formal Amendment Rules Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Constitutional Design Through Amendment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Uses and Abuses of Constitutional Unamendability Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Federalism and Constitutional Change Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Participatory Constitutional Change Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Political Practice and Constitutional Change Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Judge-Made Constitutional Change Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Global Values, International Organizations and Constitutional Change Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Crises, Emergencies and Constitutional Change Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The material study of constitutional change Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Constituent power and european constitutionalism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Populism and constitutional change Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The democratic backsliding in the european union and the challenge of constitutional design Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Constitution and self-determination Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Gender in comparative constitutional change Download PDF
Chapter  22:  THe future of uk constitutional law Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Constitutional Change in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Preservationist Constitutional Change in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Informal Constitutional Change in Unlikely Places Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Constitutional Changes in Japan Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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