Constitutions Compared

An Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law (Third Edition)

By Philipp Kiiver, Aalt Willem Heringa

This handbook provides a 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. The subjects covered are: the origins and main features of constitutions * federalism and related concepts * governments, their parliaments, and their heads of state * judicial review, including the role of European law and human rights. The country chapters cover the constitutional systems of the US, the UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Now in its third edition, the book is a helpful guide for students who are exploring comparative constitutional law, and it is a solid foundation for more advanced graduate-level courses. The book includes a table giving an overview of the systems discussed, a glossary and an index, model exam questions, fresh translations of the relevant constitutional texts, and a selection of important international treaty provisions. (Series: Ius Commune Europaeum - Vol. 104)


378 pages

Publication Date: 5/16/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780680781