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Constitutions and Constitution‐Building: A Comparative Perspective

Robert Elgie and Jan Zielonka

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Examines the nature of constitutions and the constitution‐building process, focusing on some of the most important choices that constitution builders face. The chapter is divided into four main ... More


Building Europe's Parliament: Democratic Representation Beyond the Nation State

Berthold Rittberger

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273423
eISBN:
9780191602764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273421.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Why have national governments of EU member states created and, over the past fifty years, successively endowed the European Parliament with supervisory, budgetary, and legislative powers? This book ... More


Parliamentary Institutions in International Polities: What are the Conditions?

Berthold Rittberger

in Building Europe's Parliament: Democratic Representation Beyond the Nation State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273423
eISBN:
9780191602764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273421.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Develops a three-staged theory to explain why national governments have created and successively empowered the European Parliament. In a first step, it is argued that attempts by national governments ... More


“Property Must Be Secured”: Establishing a New Constitutional Order

James W. Ely

in The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195323337
eISBN:
9780199851508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323337.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter investigates how the establishment of a new constitutional order in America in 1878 affected government policy on property rights. It explains that protection of property and enhancement ... More


Constitution-Building

Astrid Lorenz

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0038
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Constitution-building refers to the process of negotiation and adoption of a secular order of the community that claims primacy over all other law and which contains the most important rules, ... More


Popper and Liberalism

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Karl Popper's commitment to political liberalism and its connection to his account on the rationality of science. It begins with the observation that liberalism must place a ... More


Constitution-Making and State-Building: Redefining the Palestinian Nation

Asem Khalil

in Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199759880
eISBN:
9780190259921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759880.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines constitution-building in Palestine. It discusses how constitutional and institutional anomalies contributed to the cracks among Palestinian factions, territories, and narratives ... More


Statehood and Constitution-Building in Somalia: Islamic Responses to a Failed State

Hatem Elliesie

in Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199759880
eISBN:
9780190259921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759880.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter first examines the crisis of statehood and its legitimation in the specific Somali context. It then discusses the challenges of constitution-building in Somalia; the formal and informal ... More


The Separation of Powers and the Problem of Constitutional Interpretation in Afghanistan

Mohammad Qasim Hashimzai

in Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199759880
eISBN:
9780190259921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759880.003.0035
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines constitution-building in Afghanistan. It discusses the constitutional history of Afghanistan (1923–2001); the creation of the New Constitution (2001–2004); the separation of ... More


Constitutional Legitimacy in Iraq: What Role Local Context?

Zaid Al-Ali

in Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199759880
eISBN:
9780190259921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759880.003.0034
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores how it can be that, despite the attention of international institutions and experts in a particular constitutional process, and despite the application of international norms ... More


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