The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany / Edition 2

The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany / Edition 2

by Donald P. Kommers
     
 


Kommers’s comprehensive work surveys the development of German constitutional doctrine between 1949, when the Federal Constitutional Court was founded, and 1996. Extensively revised and expanded to take into account recent developments since German unification, this second edition describes the background, structure, and functions of the Court and provides… See more details below

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Kommers’s comprehensive work surveys the development of German constitutional doctrine between 1949, when the Federal Constitutional Court was founded, and 1996. Extensively revised and expanded to take into account recent developments since German unification, this second edition describes the background, structure, and functions of the Court and provides extensive commentary on German constitutional interpretation, and includes translations of seventy-eight landmark decisions. These cases include the highly controversial religious liberty and free speech cases handed down in 1995.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822318385
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition David P. Currie ix

Foreword to the First Edition Roman Herzog xi

Preface to the Second Edition xiii

Note on Translation and Judicial Opinions xvii

Abbreviations xxi

Part I West German Constitutionalism 1

The Federal Constitutional Court 3

The Basic Law and Its Interpretation 30

Part II Constitutional Structures and Relationships 59

Federalism 61

Separation of Powers 115

Political Representation and Democracy 166

Part III Basic Rights and Liberties 239

Economic Liberties 241

Human Dignity and Personhood 298

Freedom of Speech 360

Freedom of Conscience and Religion 443

Appendix A 507

Appendix B 519

Notes 523

Table of Cases 591

Index 601

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