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The Pre-federal State Constitutions: The Founding Decade

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/9780195343083.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Most of the American states adopted constitutions in the decade prior to the federal constitutional convention. There were two major “waves” of state constitution-making. The first wave was hasty, ... More


The Law of American State Constitutions

Robert F. Williams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195343083
eISBN:
9780199866960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343083.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book provides complete coverage of American State Constitutional Law. It contrasts the more familiar federal Constitution and explains the importance of the differences. The book then surveys ... More


Austria

Elisabeth Handl-Petz

in International Law and Domestic Legal Systems: Incorporation, Transformation, and Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694907
eISBN:
9780191731914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694907.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Austria entered the European Union in 1995 and is a member of the United Nations. It participates, inter alia, in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Organization for ... More


Federal Limits on 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/9780195343083.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyzes the various ways in which state constitutions are limited by the federal Constitution and federal law, which are the supreme law of the land. Provisions in state constitutions ... More


The (Ambivalent) Tradition of Equality in America

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers the place of equality, in all its complexity, in the American civic culture. It draws evidence from several sources: the debates occasioned by the drafting and ratification of ... More


The Foundations of the New Federal Models: Three Case Studies

Michael Burgess

in In Search of the Federal Spirit: New Comparative Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199606238
eISBN:
9780191752476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606238.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The chapter provides a short survey of the conceptual foundations of the models by bringing into focus democratisation and democracy promotion, political trust and political socialisation before it ... More


Kenneth C. Wheare and the Federal Principle

Michael Burgess

in In Search of the Federal Spirit: New Comparative Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199606238
eISBN:
9780191752476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606238.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The chapter provides a brief intellectual biography of Wheare and examines in detail his major contribution to the study of federalism. His distinctive approach to and understanding of federalism is ... More


William S. Livingston and Federal Society

Michael Burgess

in In Search of the Federal Spirit: New Comparative Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199606238
eISBN:
9780191752476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606238.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The chapter provides a brief intellectual biography of Livingston and examines in detail his major contribution to the study of federalism. His distinctive approach to and understanding of federalism ... More


A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787

Scott Douglas Gerber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199765874
eISBN:
9780199896875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765874.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This book provides a critical analysis of the origins of judicial independence in the United States. Part I examines the political theory of an independent judiciary. The first chapter begins by ... More


The Formation of the Federal Republic

in “We Are Now the True Spaniards”: Sovereignty, Revolution, Independence, and the Emergence of the Federal Republic of Mexico, 1808-1824

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778305
eISBN:
9780804784634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778305.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explains how Mexico, utilizing the institutions established by the Constitution of Cádiz, formed a federal republic in 1824. The Mexican Constitution of 1824 was based on the Hispanic ... More


One Vote, One Value v. The Parliamentary Tradition—The Federal Experience

Anthony Sir Mason

in The Golden Metwand and the Crooked Cord: Essays in Honour of Sir William Wade QC

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264699
eISBN:
9780191682766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264699.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Sir William Wade has been the leading modern exponent of the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty at a time when the doctrine has come under increasing challenge. In a publication designed to ... More


Constitutional Nature

Signe Rehling Larsen

in The Constitutional Theory of the Federation and the European Union

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198859260
eISBN:
9780191891700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859260.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter provides an outline of the constitutional theory of the federation and demonstrates how this theory provides an answer to the question of the legal and political nature of the EU. The ... More


Old Principles, New Constitutions, 1783–1790

Kenneth Owen

in Political Community in Revolutionary Pennsylvania, 1774-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827979
eISBN:
9780191866661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827979.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

This chapter investigates the period between the federal Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the revision of the Pennsylvania State Constitution in 1790. Debates over the ratification of the US ... More


Bargaining, Control, and Commitment

M. Govinda Rao and Nirvikar Singh

in The Political Economy of Federalism in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195686937
eISBN:
9780199080571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195686937.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates the role of bargaining, control, and commitment in shaping the structure of the Indian federation and in its working. It identifies the factors that have led to the strong ... More


The Contradictions of Democracy in American Institutions and Practices

Laura F. Edwards

in Re-imagining Democracy in the Age of Revolutions: America, France, Britain, Ireland 1750-1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669158
eISBN:
9780191757365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669158.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History, History of Ideas

The American Revolution embodied conflicting impulses. So did the post-revolutionary institutional order, which was bedevilled by tensions between efforts to limit and to expand popular participation ... More


The Enforcement of Federal Law in the Belgian Federal State

Céline Romainville and Marc Verdussen

in The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States' Compliance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198746560
eISBN:
9780191808487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746560.003.0017
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter looks at enforcement in the Belgian federal system. It first introduces the dynamics of Belgian federalism, how it channels processes of defiance to some extent through a dismantling of ... More


Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties

Lawrence M. Friedman and Grant M. Hayden

in American Law: An Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190460587
eISBN:
9780190460624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460587.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter is about constitutional law and civil liberties. Both the federal constitution and state constitutions are discussed. A main focus of the chapter is on the power of judicial review, its ... More


The Constitutional Theory of the Federation and the European Union

Signe Rehling Larsen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198859260
eISBN:
9780191891700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859260.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

What type of political association is the European Union? From the start of the European integration process, this question has puzzled scholars. Many different answers have been offered, but in the ... More


Problematics of the Hudud Bills

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

in Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: A Fresh Interpretation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190910648
eISBN:
9780190910679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910648.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on problems that the two Hudud bills of Kelantan and Terengganu pose: constitutional issues, position of non-Muslim residents of those states, PAS Islamic party splits and a ... More


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