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Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law

Second Edition Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard University, US
Mark Tushnet excels in updating the Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law. In this second edition Tushnet includes new material based on developments in practice and scholarship since the original edition’s publication back in 2014. Topics which are given substantial additional attention include abusive constitutionalism, the idea of the constituent power, eternity clauses and unconstitutional amendments, recent developments in weak- and strong-form constitutional review, and expanded consideration of third generation rights.

This title will appeal to those who fell in love with the first edition and those who are interested in learning more about Comparative Constitutional Law.
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Publication Date: 2018
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  • Law - Academic
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Human Rights
  • Constitutions
Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

Mark Tushnet, a world-renowned scholar of constitutional law, has excelled in extending and revising his essential introduction to comparative constitutional law.

Through an analysis of topics at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship, this authoritative study investigates constitution making, forms of constitutional review, proportionality analysis and its alternatives, and the development of a new ‘transparency’ branch in constitutions around the world. Throughout, the book draws upon examples from a wide range of nations, demonstrating that the field of comparative constitutional law now truly encompasses the world.

New to this revised and enlarged second edition:

• Updated and extended material to encompass the developments in practice and scholarship since the original edition’s publication back in 2014

• With substantial additional attention, Tushnet analyses abusive constitutionalism, the idea of the constituent power, eternity clauses and unconstitutional amendments

• Recent developments in weak- and strong-form constitutional review are given fresh analysis, as well as an expanded consideration of third generation rights.

Addressing the key issues of constitutional design and structure, this second edition will serve as an excellent up-to-date resource for students and scholars of comparative constitutional law.
‘In terms of succinctness, readability and sophistication, probably the best advanced introduction to comparative constitutional law you can find in under 150 pages.’
– Mattias Kumm, New York University, School of Law, US
Contents: 1. Introduction: comparative constitutional law – history and contours 2. Constitution-making 3. The structures of constitutional review and some implications for substantive constitutional law 4. The structure of rights analysis: proportionality, rules and international law 5. The structure of government 6. Conclusion References Index