CCL-Week 3-Constitutions Without Constitutionalism

Davis, Michael C. (2014) CCL-Week 3-Constitutions Without Constitutionalism. In: Comparative constitutional law. 3rd. ed. Foundation Press, New York, pp. 261-296. ISBN 9781599415949

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Constitutions are often linked with ideas of constitutionalism-the rule of law applied to both people and government officers, judicial independence, and existence of basic human rights. Sunstein's article, moreover, assumes that a "constitution" is a kind of basic law more deeply entrenched-that is, more difficult to change than other forms of law. Many countries which have adopted written constitutions, however, do not have much in the way of "constitutionalism" in the senses described above. Why are constitutions adopted if not to promote constitutionalism?

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: CCL-Week3 | Constitution | India
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Gena Veineithem
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 09:17
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2022 11:54


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