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Comparative constitutional design

Author: Tom Ginsburg
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assesses what we know - and do not know - about comparative constitutional design and particular institutional choices concerning executive power and other issues.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Ginsburg
ISBN: 9781107020566 1107020565
OCLC Number: 756578479
Description: xi, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Design processes: Clearing and strengthening the channels of constitution making / Jon Elster. Does the process of constitutional-making matter? / Justin Blount, Zachary Elkins, and Tom Ginsburg --
How do we get to constitutional design? : constraints and conditions: Democratization and countermajoritarian institutions : power and constitutional design in self-enforcing democracy / Susan Alberts, Chris Warshaw, and Barry R. Weingast. The origins of parliamentary responsibility / Adam Przeworski, Tamar Asadurian, and Anjali Thomas Bohlken. Social foundations of China's living constitution / Randall Peerenboom. The political economy of constitutionalism in a non-secularist world / Ran Hirschl --
Issues in institutional design: Constitutional amendment rules : the denominator problem / Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden. Collective-action federalism : a general theory of Article I, Section 8 / Robert D. Cooter and Neil Seigel. Personal laws and equality : the case of India / Martha C. Nussbaum. Constitutional adjudication, Italian style / John Ferejohn and Pasquale Pasquino. Tyrannophobia / Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermuele. Do executive term limits cause constitutional crises? / Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins, and James Melton.
Series Title: Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Responsibility: [edited by] Tom Ginsburg.

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