Comparative Constitutional Change has developed into a distinct field of constitutional law. It encompasses the study of constitutions through the way they change and covers a wide scope of topics and methodologies. Books in this series include work on developments in the functions of the constitution, the organization of powers and the protection of rights, as well as research that focuses on formal amendment rules and the relation between constituent and constituted power. The series includes comparative approaches along with books that focus on single jurisdictions, and brings together research monographs and edited collections which allow the expression of different schools of thought. While the focus is primarily on law, where relevant the series may also include political science, historical, philosophical and empirical approaches that explore constitutional change.
Xenophon Contiades is Professor of Public Law, Panteion University, Athens, Greece and Managing Director, Centre for European Constitutional Law, Athens, Greece.
Thomas Fleiner is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Alkmene Fotiadou is Research Associate at the Centre for European Constitutional Law, Athens, Greece.
Richard Albert is the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Rule of Law, Common Values, and Illiberal Constitutionalism Poland and Hungary within the European Union
Asymmetry, Multinationalism and Constitutional Law Managing Legitimacy and Stability in Federalist States
The Right to Political Participation A Study of the Judgments of the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights
Illiberal Constitutionalism in Poland and Hungary The Deterioration of Democracy, Misuse of Human Rights and Abuse of the Rule of Law
By Tímea Drinóczi, Agnieszka Bień-Kacała
May 06, 2022
This book challenges the idea that the Rule of Law is still a universal European value given its relatively rapid deterioration in Hungary and Poland, and the apparent inability of the European institutions to adequately address the illiberalization of these Member States. The book begins from the...
By Maja Sahadžić
April 29, 2022
This book examines the link between constitutional asymmetry and multinationalism and the effects asymmetry produces on legitimacy and stability in federal and quasi-federal systems. This is done through a structured and exhaustive comparative analysis, covering states in Africa, America, Asia, and...
By Ágúst Þór Árnason, Catherine Dupré
April 29, 2022
This collection documents, analyses, and reflects on the Icelandic constitutional reform between 2009 and 2017. It offers a unique insight into this process by providing first-hand accounts of its different stages and core issues. Its 12 substantive chapters are written by the main actors in the ...
By Jan Boesten
April 28, 2022
This book explains the growing empowerment of the Colombian Constitutional Court in the early years of the 21st century and develops the concept of the deliberative judge. Taking the case of the Colombian Constitutional Court and drawing on neoinstitutional theory to explain the relationship ...
By Gabriella Citroni, Irene Spigno, Palmina Tanzarella
January 28, 2022
This book provides a comparative analysis of how judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) affect political participation and electoral justice at the national level. Looking at specific countries, the work analyses the legal ...
By Monika Florczak-Wątor
December 13, 2021
This book analyses the speciﬁcity of the law-making activity of European constitutional courts. The main hypothesis is that currently constitutional courts are positive legislators whose position in the system of State organs needs to be redeﬁned. The book covers the analysis of the law-making ...
By Rehan Abeyratne, Ngoc Son Bui
November 30, 2021
This book explains how the idea and practice of UCA are shaped by, and inform, constitutional politics through various social and political actors, and in both formal and informal amendment processes, across Asia. This is the first book-length study of the law and politics of unconstitutional...
By Martin Belov
September 23, 2021
This collection examines topical issues related to the impact of courts on constitutional politics during extreme conditions. The book explores the impact of activist courts on democracy, separation of powers and rule of law in times of emergency constitutionalism. It starts with a theoretical ...
By Tímea Drinóczi, Agnieszka Bień-Kacała
September 16, 2021
This book theorizes illiberal constitutionalism by interrogation of the Rule of Law, democratic deterioration, and the misuse of the language and relativization of human rights protection, and its widespread emotional and value-oriented effect on the population. The work consists of seven Parts. ...
By Piotr Mikuli, Grzegorz Kuca
August 13, 2021
This book discusses contemporary accountability and transparency mechanisms by presenting a selection of case studies. The authors deal with various problems connected to controlling public institutions and incumbents’ responsibility in state bodies. The work is divided into three parts. Part I: ...
By Maria Cahill, Colm Ó Cinnéide, Seán Ó Conaill, Conor O’Mahony
July 16, 2021
This collection focuses on the particular nexus of popular sovereignty and constitutional change, and the implications of the recent surge in populism for systems where constitutional change is directly decided upon by the people via referendum. It examines different conceptions of sovereignty as ...
By Héctor López Bofill
May 31, 2021
This book challenges traditional theories of constitution-making to advance an alternative view of constitutions as being founded on power which rests on violence. The work argues that rather than the idea of a constitution being the result of political participation and deliberation, all power ...