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V8. Constitutional Amendment

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although other countries generally require special majorities, popular referendums or other safeguards to ensure that the constitution remains protected from day‐to‐day partisan manipulation, the ... More


The origins of bills of rights: concepts and comparative development

David Erdos

in Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter defines bills of rights as instruments giving an overarching legal status to a broad set of fundamental human or civil rights. It then argues that, despite this common shape, bills of ... More


Measuring Amendment Difficulty

Richard Albert

in Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190640484
eISBN:
9780190640514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640484.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Which constitution is the world’s most difficult to amend? Scholars of comparative constitutional law almost uniformly have the same answer: the U.S. Constitution. It has been amended relatively few ... More


Conclusion: The Rules of Law

Richard Albert

in Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190640484
eISBN:
9780190640514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640484.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

There are presently too few resources to guide constitutional designers in building the rules of constitutional amendment. This chapter offers a roadmap for designing constitutional amendment rules. ... More


Generational Sovereignty

Axel Gosseries

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

This chapter aims at linking the seventeen proposals defended in the book with the notion of generational sovereignty. Can they be considered to promote or to jeopardize generational sovereignty? We ... More


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