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The Paradox of the ‘European Polity’

Jo Shaw and Antje Wiener

in The State of the European Union: Risks, Reform, Resistance, and Revival

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297574
eISBN:
9780191598982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297572.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the features of European integration, which suggest that the EU is both ‘near-state’ and antiethical to stateness. It highlights the paradox of the European policy, consisting ... More


Judicial Control in the European Union: Reforming Jurisdiction in the Intergovernmental Pillars

Alicia Hinarejos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569960
eISBN:
9780191721977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569960.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The EU's activity under its intergovernmental pillars — The Common Foreign and Security Policy and Justice and Home Affairs — has traditionally been beyond the scope of judicial control offered by ... More


Amending and Revising State Constitutions

Robert F. Williams

in The Law of American State Constitutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195343083
eISBN:
9780199866960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343083.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the variety of mechanisms available to propose changes to state constitutions. Amendments or revisions of state constitutions can be accomplished through legislative proposal, ... More


Democratic Regime‐Building in Bosnia

Oisín Tansey

in Regime-Building: Democratization and International Administration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199561032
eISBN:
9780191721496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561032.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

The exercise of international administration in Bosnia and Herzegovina dates from 1995, when a High Representative of the international community was established to oversee the implementation of the ... More


Unintended Consequences and Constitutional Amendments

Adrian Vermeule

in Law and the Limits of Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195383768
eISBN:
9780199855391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383768.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the choice between two alternative means of effecting constitutional change: formal amendment and common-law judicial interpretation. A standard view in American ... More


Finland

David Arter

in Semi-Presidentialism in Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293866
eISBN:
9780191599156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the retirement of President Kekkonen in 1981, a process of piecemeal constitutional reform has strengthened the core concept of parliamentary government at the expense of the old ... More


The British Constitution

Anthony King

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In the latter part of the 19th century, Walter Bagehot wrote a classic account of the British constitution as it had developed during Queen Victoria's reign. He argued that the late Victorian ... More


Britain’s New Constitution

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes the new British constitution as a mess. In this context, the word mess is meant to be understood descriptively, to denote an actually existing state of affairs and not to ... More


The Impetus to Change

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter highlights the need for Britain to undergo a change in its constitution. There are several reasons why Britain should undergo a constitutional change. Britain lost both its vast empire ... More


Judicial Independence: Who Cares?: British Academy Law Lecture

Neil MacCormick

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses judicial independence. It notes that the increase in concern over judicial independence was due to recent developments in Scotland, England and Wales. The constitutional ... More


Post-Founding Transformations

Sarbani Sen

in The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071600
eISBN:
9780199080045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071600.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter attempts to trace the path of exercise of the principle of popular sovereignty in the post-founding period in its third stage of redefinition. In the Indian constitutional tradition, in ... More


A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism

Mark A. Graber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199943883
eISBN:
9780199369799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199943883.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism offers a historical–institutionalist perspective on American constitutionalism. Proper introductions to a mature American ... More


‘Euro-visions’? Some Thoughts on Prospects and Mechanisms for Future Constitutional Change in the European Union

Angus Johnston

in The Fundamentals of EU Law Revisited: Assessing the Impact of the Constitutional Debate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199226221
eISBN:
9780191696206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226221.003.0008
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter begins by outlining possible ways of making changes of a constitutional nature within the EU. It suggests that careful matching of procedures to issues should be conducted to increase ... More


Strategies for Decolonization: Constitutional Change and the Campaign for Business Representation

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The inauguration of African self-government entailed some loss of privilege for British capitalist interests in the Gold Coast. Not only did the constitutional changes of 1951 sweep aside the old ... More


Theoretical Framework and Research Design

Arthur Benz

in Constitutional Policy in Multilevel Government: The Art of Keeping the Balance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198786078
eISBN:
9780191827754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786078.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Beginning with a discussion of the state of research, this chapter outlines the theoretical framework guiding the comparative study on constitutional change. In contrast to theories on institutional ... More


After the Scottish Independence Referendum: Toward a Federal Moment for the United Kingdom?

Stephen Tierney

in Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836544
eISBN:
9780191873737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836544.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the independence referendum in Scotland, held on September 18, 2014, and its implications for the federal direction of the United Kingdom. The referendum saw 55 percent of Scots ... More


Conclusion: Theorizing federal dynamics

Arthur Benz and Jörg Broschek

in Federal Dynamics: Continuity, Change, and the Varieties of Federalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199652990
eISBN:
9780191747915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652990.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The contributions to this book clearly reveal that federal systems are by no means static. At the same time, however, federal dynamics vary significantly in terms of their pace, patterns and scope. ... More


Constitutional reform processes

Ewa K. Strzelecka and María Angustias Parejo

in Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: After the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415286
eISBN:
9781474438551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415286.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter analyses the constitutional reform processes that have taken place in the MENA countries since the social uprisings in 2011. The purpose of this study is to examine and compare the ... More


Constitutional Reform and Democracy: UK

P. P. CRAIG

in Public Law and Democracy in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256373
eISBN:
9780191681646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256373.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines constitutional reform and democracy in the United Kingdom. It discusses four central aspects of the debate on constitutional reform. First, it reviews the eclectic reasons which ... More


Big government and self-government, 1940–69

Stephen Constantine

in Community and Identity: The Making of Modern Gibraltar Since 1704

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076350
eISBN:
9781781702048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076350.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The evacuation from May 1940 of much of the civilian population from Gibraltar, and especially some of their uncomfortable experiences in Britain and Northern Ireland, did embitter the exiles and ... More


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