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.
Sovereignty, Civic Participation, and Constitutional Law The People versus the Nation in Belgium
Kant, Global Politics and Cosmopolitan Law The World Republic as a Regulative Idea of Reason
By Pascal Richard
June 30, 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
By Kajit J Bagu (John Paul)
July 23, 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 ...
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....
By Lutz Oette, Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker
December 13, 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 ...
By Piero Tarantino
June 18, 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 ...
By Paul Blokker
October 12, 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 ...