Constitutional Review in Europe

A Comparative Analysis

By Maartje de Visser

Adopting a comparative perspective, this book - now available in paperback - offers a comprehensive study of the institution of constitutional review in 11 European countries (Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, and the United Kingdom) as well as a critical appraisal of the EU legal order in light of these national experiences. Where possible, the book endeavors to identify Europe's common and diverse constitutional traditions of constitutional review. More particularly, the raison d'etre, jurisdiction, and composition of constitutional courts are explored and, so too, are core features of the constitutional adjudicatory process. Yet, the book also deliberately draws attention to the role of non-judicial actors in upholding the Constitution, as well as the complex interplay among constitutional courts and other actors at the national and European level. (Series: European and National Constitutional Law) [Subject: European Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Comparative Law]

Publication Date: 12/1/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781849469715

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