Comparative Constitutional Design

Comparative Constitutional Design

by Tom Ginsburg
     
 

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This volume brings together essays by many of the leading scholars of comparative constitutional design from myriad disciplinary perspectives, including law, philosophy, political science, and economics. The authors collectively assess what we know – and don't know – about the design process as well as particular institutional choices concerning

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This volume brings together essays by many of the leading scholars of comparative constitutional design from myriad disciplinary perspectives, including law, philosophy, political science, and economics. The authors collectively assess what we know – and don't know – about the design process as well as particular institutional choices concerning executive power, constitutional amendment processes, and many other issues. Bringing together positive and normative analysis, the volume provides the state of the art in a field of growing theoretical and practical importance.

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"The combination of theoretical and empirical essays will further develop comparative constitutional design as an important perspective and project within comparative constitutional studies."
International Journal of Constitutional Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107665378
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/06/2014
Series:
Comparative Constitutional Law and Policy Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
406
Sales rank:
1,283,439
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

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Meet the Author

Tom Ginsburg is the Leo Spitz Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Chicago. He is the co-editor of The Endurance of National Constitutions (with Zachary Elkins and James Melton, 2009) which won the best book award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association. His other books include Rule by Law: The Politics of Courts in Authoritarian Regimes (with Tamir Moustafa, 2008) and Judicial Review in New Democracies (2003), which won the American Political Science Association's C. Herman Pritchett Award for best book on law and courts.

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