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Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

Series Editor: David Marrani

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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  1. The Legal Philosophy and Influence of Jeremy Bentham

    Essays on 'Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence'

    Edited by Guillaume Tusseau

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    Gathering together an impressive array of legal scholars from around the world, this book features essays on Jeremy Bentham’s major legal theoretical treatise, Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence, reassessing Bentham’s theories of law as well as his impact on jurisprudence. While...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Constitutionalism in the Global Realm

    A Sociological Approach

    By Poul F. Kjaer

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    This book develops a sociologically informed theory of constitutionalism in the global realm, addressing both national and transnational forms of constitutional ordering. The book begins with the argument that current approaches to constitutionalism remain tied to a state-based conception of...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Colonial and Post-colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealth

    Peace, Order and Good Government

    By Hakeem O. Yusuf

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries. Since its introduction, the clause has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions.This book is the first full length...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Weak Constitutionalism

    Democratic Legitimacy and the Question of Constituent Power

    By Joel Colón-Ríos

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    It has been frequently argued that democracy is protected and realized under constitutions that protect certain rights and establish the conditions for a functioning representative democracy. However, some democrats still find something profoundly unsettling about contemporary constitutional...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Freedom of Speech

    Importing European and US Constitutional Models in Transitional Democracies

    By Uladzislau Belavusau

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    This book considers the issue of free speech in transitional democracies focusing on the socio-legal developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. In showing how these Central and Eastern European countries have engaged with free speech models imported from the Council of Europe / EU and...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Dynamics in the French Constitution

    Decoding French Republican Ideas

    By David Marrani

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    The promulgation of the Fifth French Republic Constitution in 1958 marked the end of a complex constitutional history that has since 1789 seen more than twenty constitutions and five Republics. Lasting now for more than fifty years, the Fifth Republic Constitution has proven to be the right...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Engineering Constitutional Change

    A Comparative Perspective on Europe, Canada and the USA

    Edited by Xenophon Contiades

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    This volume provides a holistic presentation of the reality of constitutional change in 18 countries (the 15 old EU member states, Canada, Switzerland and the USA). The essays offer analysis on formal and informal constitutional amendment bringing forth the overall picture of the parallel paths...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Equal Citizenship, Civil Rights, and the Constitution: The Original Sense of the Privileges or Immunities Clause
    By Christopher Green
    To Be Published February 15th 2015

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