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Routledge Research in Constitutional Law


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This series features thought-provoking and original scholarship on constitutional law and theory. Books explore key topics, themes and questions in the field with a particular emphasis on comparative studies. Where relevant, titles will engage with political and social theory, philosophy and history in order to offer a rounded analysis of constitutions and constitutional law.

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Law and the Philosophy of Language The Ordinariness of Law

Law and the Philosophy of Language: The Ordinariness of Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Pascal Richard
June 16, 2021

Academic legal production, when it focuses on the study of law, generally grasps this concept on the basis of a reference to positive law and its practice. This book differs clearly from these analyses and integrates the legal approach into the philosophy of normative language, philosophical ...

Sovereignty, Civic Participation, and Constitutional Law The People versus the Nation in Belgium

Sovereignty, Civic Participation, and Constitutional Law: The People versus the Nation in Belgium

1st Edition

Edited By Brecht Deseure, Raf Geenens, Stefan Sottiaux
April 13, 2021

This book brings recent insights about sovereignty and citizen participation in the Belgian Constitution to scholars in the fields of law, philosophy, history, and politics. Throughout the Western world, there are increasing calls for greater citizen participation. Referendums, citizen councils, ...

Diversity of Law in the United Arab Emirates Privacy, Security, and the Legal System

Diversity of Law in the United Arab Emirates: Privacy, Security, and the Legal System

1st Edition

By Kristin Kamøy
December 17, 2020

This book examines the law and its practice in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The objective is to understand the logic of the legal system in the UAE through a rounded analysis of its laws in context. It thus presents an understanding of the system on its own terms beyond the accepted Western ...

Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary Decision-making in Central and Eastern Europe

Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary: Decision-making in Central and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Kálmán Pócza
June 30, 2020

Recent confrontations between constitutional courts and parliamentary majorities, for example in Poland and Hungary, have attracted international interest in the relationship between the judiciary and the legislature in Central and Eastern European countries. Several political actors have argued ...

Kant, Global Politics and Cosmopolitan Law The World Republic as a Regulative Idea of Reason

Kant, Global Politics and Cosmopolitan Law: The World Republic as a Regulative Idea of Reason

1st Edition

By Claudio Corradetti
April 24, 2020

Why is there so much attention on Kant's global politics in present day law and philosophy? This book highlights the potential fruitfulness of Kant's cosmopolitan thought for understanding the complexities of the contemporary political world. It adopts a double methodological strategy by ...

Constitutional Law, Religion and Equal Liberty The Impact of Desecularization

Constitutional Law, Religion and Equal Liberty: The Impact of Desecularization

1st Edition

By Azin Tadjdini
October 02, 2019

During the 20th century many countries embarked on a process of constitutional secularization by which the role of religion gradually became limited. Yet, by the late 20th century, and increasingly following the end of the Cold War, this development began to be challenged. This book examines the ...

EU Law, Fundamental Rights and National Democracy

EU Law, Fundamental Rights and National Democracy

1st Edition

By Eduardo Gill-Pedro
December 11, 2018

The orthodox view is that rights complement democracy. This book critically examines this view in the context of EU fundamental rights, specifically in situations where EU law requires member states to respect EU fundamental rights. It first sets out a legal theoretical account of how human rights ...

Peacebuilding, Constitutionalism and the Global South The Case for Cognitive Justice Plurinationalism

Peacebuilding, Constitutionalism and the Global South: The Case for Cognitive Justice Plurinationalism

1st Edition

By Kajit J Bagu (John Paul)
July 19, 2019

This book presents the case that liberal constitutionalism in the global South is a legacy of colonialism and is inappropriate as a means of securing effective peace in regions that have been subject to recurrent conflict. The work demonstrates the failure of liberal constitutionalism in ...

Democracy and the Human Rights Act Republican Analysis of Citizen Power

Democracy and the Human Rights Act: Republican Analysis of Citizen Power

1st Edition

By Dennis Dixon
June 17, 2019

This book discusses the extent to which the UK Human Rights Act successfully balances protection of rights and democracy. It explores the claim that the Act achieved a reconciliation between the protection of rights and democracy....

Constitution-making and Human Rights in the Sudans

Constitution-making and Human Rights in the Sudans

1st Edition

Edited By Lutz Oette, Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker
December 20, 2018

Sudan and South Sudan have suffered from repeated cycles of conflict and authoritarianism resulting in serious human rights and humanitarian law violations. Several efforts, such as the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement and transitional justice initiatives have recognized that the failure to ...

Philosophy, Obligation and the Law Bentham’s Ontology of Normativity

Philosophy, Obligation and the Law: Bentham’s Ontology of Normativity

1st Edition

By Piero Tarantino
June 28, 2018

This book presents a comprehensive investigation of the notion of obligation in Bentham’s thought. For Bentham, obligation is a fictitious – namely linguistic – entity, whose import and truth lie in empirical perceptions of pain and pleasure, ‘real’ entities. This work explores Bentham’s ...

Constitutional Acceleration within the European Union and Beyond

Constitutional Acceleration within the European Union and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Blokker
October 09, 2017

Modern constitutionalism as an idea and practice is facing great uncertainty in current times. Scholarly debates focus predominantly on constitutions beyond the state, while the predicament of domestic constitutionalism is much less considered. This volume contributes to a theoretically informed ...

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