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The Meaning of the Identity Clause

ELKE CLOOTS

in National Identity in EU Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198733768
eISBN:
9780191798139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733768.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter delves into the meaning of the identity clause. The theory of legal interpretation employed to reveal the content of the clause is one that assigns primary importance, not to the ... More


Constitutional Identity

Bosko Tripkovic

in The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198808084
eISBN:
9780191845833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808084.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The chapter examines the metaethical foundations of the argument from constitutional identity. This argument locates the source of value in a set of deep and self-identifying evaluative commitments ... More


Socialist Constitutional Identity

Ngoc Son Bui

in Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851349
eISBN:
9780191885969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851349.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter demonstrates that the socialist constitutional identity includes five core elements, namely instrumentalism, vanguardism, “democratic centralism,” statist rights, and statist economy, ... More


Eternity and Expressive Values: Unamendability as the Embodiment of Constitutional Identity

Silvia Suteu

in Eternity Clauses in Democratic Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198858867
eISBN:
9780191890970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858867.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter scrutinizes the literature on constitutional identity, within which eternity clauses are viewed as repositories of the constitution's core values. It analyses unamendability as the site ... More


The Constitutional Court of The Republic of Latvia

Ineta Ziemele, Alla Spale, and Laila Jurcēna

in The Max Planck Handbooks in European Public Law: Volume III: Constitutional Adjudication: Institutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198726418
eISBN:
9780191890222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726418.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter examines constitutional review in Latvia. When the Latvian Constitution—the Satversme—was adopted in 1922, the European model of constitutional courts existed, but the idea of ... More


Constitutional Ethics, Confidence, and Reflection

Bosko Tripkovic

in The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198808084
eISBN:
9780191845833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808084.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The chapter applies the notions of confidence and reflection to constitutional reasoning. The first part of the chapter contends that the arguments from constitutional identity, common sentiment, and ... More


State Aid and Self-Government: Regional Taxation and the Shifting Spaces of Constitutional Autonomy

Francesco de Cecco

in From Single Market to Economic Union: Essays in Memory of John A. Usher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695706
eISBN:
9780191741302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695706.003.0012
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter considers whether, under which conditions, tax measures that have a regional (sub-national) scope should be treated as State aid and assesses the constitutional implications of this ... More


Picking out the People: Ideals and Identities in the Citizenship/Constitution Relation

Jo Shaw

in The People in Question: Citizens and Constitutions in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529208894
eISBN:
9781529208924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208894.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores constitutional fundamentals such as constituent power, sovereignty and constitutional identity, and then examine how ideas such as equality and dignity can shape the ... More


Substantive Pluralism

Jaklic Klemen

in Constitutional Pluralism in the EU

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703228
eISBN:
9780191773051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703228.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 3 moves to the analytical presentation of Joseph Weiler’s version of constitutional pluralism. In stark contrast to epistemic pluralism, this version seeks to build a particular external ... More


The Respect for National Constitutional Identity in the European Legal Space: An Approach to Federalism as Constitutionalism

François-Xavier Millet

in The Question of Competence in the European Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198705222
eISBN:
9780191774294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705222.003.0013
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter challenges the idea that an ex ante vertical distribution of competences is a necessary condition to having a federal form of governance. The first part argues that, despite changes ... More


The Abuse of Constituent Power

Rosalind Dixon and David Landau

in Abusive Constitutional Borrowing: Legal globalization and the subversion of liberal democracy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192893765
eISBN:
9780191914720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893765.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the abusive borrowing of ideas related to constituent power—the concept that all power ultimately stems from the people, and which thus reserves power to the people to replace ... More


Conclusion: Memory in the Balance

Justin Collings

in Scales of Memory: Constitutional Justice and Historical Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198858850
eISBN:
9780191890963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858850.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This conclusion takes stock of the preceding chapters. It asks whether courts should invoke the memory of historical evil and, if so, how. It summarizes the virtues, defects, and dangers of the ... More


E pluribus cohaerente: Foreign Policy Objectives in the European Constitutional Space

Joris Larik

in Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198736394
eISBN:
9780191799976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736394.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Public International Law

Chapter 4 tackles the consequences of the fact that the EU and its Member States share the ‘European constitutional space’. It combines the sensitive relationship between EU law and Member State ... More


Conditions for a Constitution

András Sajó and Renáta Uitz

in The Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198732174
eISBN:
9780191796524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732174.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter places the idea of the constitution and limited government within political and social conditions where the constitution is meant to endure. The more diverse the people, the trickier it ... More


Introduction: Constitutional Justice and Collective Memory

Justin Collings

in Scales of Memory: Constitutional Justice and Historical Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198858850
eISBN:
9780191890963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858850.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the topic of the book, which is how constitutional courts invoke historical evil as a reference and an aid in constitutional interpretation. The chapter sets forth the two ... More


Interpretive and Participative Pluralism

Jaklic Klemen

in Constitutional Pluralism in the EU

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703228
eISBN:
9780191773051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703228.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 4 focuses on Miguel Maduro’s version of pluralism. This has two interconnected dimensions. The first is “interpretive pluralism”: a specific proposal for a discursive framework that—similarly ... More


The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication

Bosko Tripkovic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198808084
eISBN:
9780191845833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808084.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The book explores the metaethical foundations of value-based arguments in constitutional adjudication. The argument develops in four steps. First, the book identifies three dominant types of ... More


Conclusion

Bosko Tripkovic

in The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198808084
eISBN:
9780191845833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808084.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The chapter summarizes the main argument of the book. It contends that previously identified value-based arguments—from constitutional identity, common sentiment, and universal reason—fail as ... More


Conclusion

Silvia Suteu

in Eternity Clauses in Democratic Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198858867
eISBN:
9780191890970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858867.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter revisits the most troubling aspect of unamendability: its deep tension with democratic constitutionalism. It reasserts the necessity to take seriously the darker reality of ... More


The Future of EMU: Constitutional Obstacles

Alicia Hinarejos

in The Euro Area Crisis in Constitutional Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198714958
eISBN:
9780191783128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714958.003.0010
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter provides an analysis of the main constitutional obstacles to further fiscal and economic integration within the current constitutional settlement: the implications for the vertical ... More


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