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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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Human Rights Defenders and the Law A Constitutional and International Legal Approach

Human Rights Defenders and the Law: A Constitutional and International Legal Approach

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Núria Saura-Freixes
August 26, 2024

This book presents a comprehensive examination of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and provides an analysis of the level of its reflection in regional human rights systems. The work explores the development of the role of the individual in human rights protection since the 1998 United ...

Regional Accountability and Executive Power in Europe

Regional Accountability and Executive Power in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Marcel Morabito, Guillaume Tusseau
April 09, 2024

This book discusses the major issues currently affecting the accountability of executive power in Europe. The work is divided into three parts. The first examines the territorial dimension including unitary, regional and federal. It discusses how territorial actors participate in strengthening or ...

Comparative Executive Power in Europe Perspectives on Accountability from Law, History and Political Science

Comparative Executive Power in Europe: Perspectives on Accountability from Law, History and Political Science

1st Edition

Edited By Marcel Morabito, Guillaume Tusseau
July 18, 2023

This book provides an up-to-date interdisciplinary assessment of the accountability of executive power in different European States and at the European Union level. From a legal perspective, it wonders to what extent the forms of responsibility and accountability of executive power have evolved in ...

Constitutional Reform and Brexit

Constitutional Reform and Brexit

1st Edition

By Gary Wilson
June 30, 2023

This book examines the extent to which Brexit has impacted upon the operation of the British Constitution, prompting in turn consideration of how some of the factors which contributed to the outcome of the 2016 referendum, as well as the event of Brexit itself, might inform debates surrounding ...

Law, Localism, and the Constitution A Comparative Perspective

Law, Localism, and the Constitution: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

By John Stanton
March 24, 2023

Local government affects us all. Wherever we live, in towns, cities, villages, or the smallest of communities, there are locally elected councils tasked with representing people’s interests in the running of the local area. This involves, inter alia, providing public services, maintaining local ...

Law and Philosophy of Language Ordinariness of Law

Law and Philosophy of Language: Ordinariness of Law

1st Edition

By Pascal Richard
January 09, 2023

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
January 09, 2023

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
August 01, 2022

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 28, 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 01, 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 ...

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