1. Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law series

    Series editors: Rosalind Dixon, University of New South Wales, Australia, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University and Mark Tushnet, Harvard University, US

    Constitutions are a country’s most important legal document, laying the foundation not just for politics, but for all other areas of law. They allocate power among different levels and branches of government, record and promote a society’s shared values, and protect the rights of citizens. Countries around the world are adopting written constitutions, though what defines a constitution is evolving to include a variety of sources beyond canonical texts, such as political conventions, statutes, judicial decisions and administrative law norms. This cosmopolitan monograph series provides a forum for the best and most original scholarship in constitutional and administrative law, with each book offering an international, comparative, or multi-jurisdictional approach to this complex and fascinating field of research.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 11
  1. Constitutional Law and Regionalism

    Constitutional Law and Regionalism

    Vito Breda
    This topical book analyses the practice of negotiating constitutional demands by regional and dispersed national minorities in eight multinational systems. It considers the practices of cooperation and litigation between minority groups and central institutions in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, and the U.S. and includes an evaluation of the implications of the recent Catalan, Puerto Rican and Scottish referenda. Ultimately, the author shows that a flexible constitution combined with a versatile constitutional jurisprudence tends to foster institutional cooperation and the recognition of the pluralistic nature of modern states Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. Comparative Constitutional Studies

    Comparative Constitutional Studies

    Günter Frankenberg
    Comparative Constitutional Studies takes a rich area of research and teaching and makes it attractive for the classroom setting and beyond. Every constitution has an interesting story to tell, and for this book Günter Frankenberg has selected vibrant examples that encourage readers to practice realism, demonstrate critical spirit and examine the dark side of framers’ reports and normative theories. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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    2019   Paperback Price: $ 47.95   Web: $ 38.36
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  3. Constitutional Preambles

    Constitutional Preambles

    Wim Voermans, Maarten Stremler, Paul Cliteur
    While their use and significance have increased in recent decades, constitutional preambles have received only scant attention in academic literature. This presents a uniquely quantitative and qualitative analysis of all the preambles currently in force around the world and addresses fascinating questions concerning their occurrence, content, style, function and legal status. Studying preambles not only helps us understand the phenomenon itself, but also teaches us more about constitutions and the constitutional systems in which they are situated. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  4. Autonomous Public Bodies and the Law

    Autonomous Public Bodies and the Law

    Stéphanie De Somer
    This insightful book discusses the impact of EU law on the creation and empowerment of autonomous public bodies (APBs) at Member State level and analyzes recent attempts of European states to rationalize delegation to APBs. It examines the tensions between these trends: under what conditions can APBs be considered legitimate forms of government in the light of modern conceptions of constitutionalism, the rule of law and democracy - values that are deeply rooted in European constitutions? And to what extent do EU obligations on the independence of national regulators, data protection authorities and the like conflict with those conceptions? Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  5. Against the New Constitutionalism

    Against the New Constitutionalism

    Tamas Gyorfi
    Ever since the Second World War, a new constitutional model has emerged worldwide that gives a pivotal role to judges. Against the New Constitutionalism challenges this reigning paradigm and develops a distinctively liberal position against strong constitutional review that puts the emphasis on epistemic considerations. The author considers whether the minimalist judicial review of Nordic countries is more in line with the best justification of the institution than the Commonwealth model that occupies a central place in contemporary constitutional scholarship. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 131.00   Web: $ 117.90
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  6. Citizen Journalists

    Citizen Journalists

    Ian Cram
    This monograph explores the phenomenon of ‘citizen journalism’ from a legal and constitutional perspective. It describes and evaluates emerging patterns of communication between a new and diverse set of speakers and their audiences. Drawing upon political theory, the book considers the extent to which the constitutional and legal frameworks of modern liberal states allow for a ‘contestatory space’ that advances the scope for non-traditional speakers to participate in policy debates and to hold elites to account. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  7. American Judicial Power

    American Judicial Power

    Michael Buenger, Paul J. De Muniz
    American Judicial Power: The State Court Perspective is a welcome addition to the breadth of studies on the American legal system and provides an accessible and highly illuminating overview of the state courts and their functions. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  8. The Arab Spring

    The Arab Spring

    Antoni Abat i Ninet, Mark Tushnet
    Approaching the concept of Islamic constitutionalism from a comparative perspective, this thought-provoking study by Antoni Abat i Ninet and Mark Tushnet uses traditional Western political theory as a lens to develop a framework for analyzing the events known as the ‘Arab Spring’. Writing with clarity and insight, the authors place Western and Arabic traditions into a constructive dialogue. They focus on whether we can develop a ‘theory of revolutions’ that helps us understand events occurring at divergent times at geographically separate locations. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  9. Constitutionalism and Religion

    Constitutionalism and Religion

    Francois Venter
    This topical book examines how the goals of constitutionalism – good and fair government – are addressed at a time when the multi-religious composition of countries’ populations has never before been so pronounced. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 131.00   Web: $ 117.90
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  10. Constitutional Sunsets and Experimental Legislation

    Constitutional Sunsets and Experimental Legislation

    Sofia Ranchordás
    This innovative book explores the nature and function of ‘sunset clauses’ and experimental legislation, or temporary legislation that expires after a determined period of time, allowing legislators to test out new rules and regulations within a set time frame and on a small-scale basis. Sofia Ranchordás presents a thorough analysis of sunset clauses and experimental legislation from a comparative perspective, and offers a clear legal framework for their implementation. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 123.00   Web: $ 110.70
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  11. Political Technology and the Erosion of the Rule of Law

    Political Technology and the Erosion of the Rule of Law

    Günter Frankenberg
    This timely volume by distinguished scholar Günter Frankenberg offers a sophisticated analysis and sharp critique of the reactions of nations such as the US, Great Britain and Germany to perceived terrorist threats, organized crime actions and other political emergencies that have occurred in recent years. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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