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The Migration of Constitutional Ideas


  • Page extent: 460 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.84 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 342
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: K3165 .M54 2006
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Constitutional law
    • International law
    • Supranationalism

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521864824)

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The migration of constitutional ideas across jurisdictions is emerging as one of the central features of contemporary constitutional practice. In this book, leading figures in the study of comparative constitutionalism and comparative constitutional politics from North America, Europe, and Australia discuss the dynamic processes whereby constitutional systems influence each other.


1. Migration as a new metaphor in comparative constitutional law Sujit Choudhry; Part I. The Methodology of Comparativism: 2. On the blurred methodological matrix of comparative constitutional law Ran Hirschl; 3. Some reflections on method in comparative constitutional law Mark Tushnet; 4. The postwar paradigm and American exceptionalism Lorraine Weinrib; Part II. Convergence Toward a Liberal Democratic Model?: 5. Questioning the migration of constitutional ideas: rights, constitutionalism and the limits of convergence Jeff Goldsworthy; 6. Spreading liberal constitutionalism: an inquiry into the fate of free speech rights in new democracies Andras Sajo and Michel Rosenfeld; 7. Underlying principles and the migration of reasoning templates: a trans-systemic reading of the Québec Secession Reference Jean-François Gaudreault-Desbiens; 8. Migrating marriages and comparative constitutionalism Brenda Cossman; Part III. Comparative Constitutional Law, International Law and Transnational Governance: 9. Inimical to constitutional values: complex migrations of constitutional rights Mayo Moran; 10. Democratic constitutionalism encounters international law: terms of engagement Mattias Kumm; 11. Constitution or model treaty? Struggling over the interpretive authority of NAFTA David Schneiderman; 12. The migration of constitutional ideas and the migration of the constitutional idea: the case of the EU Neil Walker; Part IV. Comparative Constitutional Law in Action - Constitutionalism Post 9/11: 13. The migration of anti-constitutional ideas: the post-9/11 globalization of public law and the international state of emergency Kim Scheppele; 14. The post-9/11 migration of Britain's Terrorism Act 2000 Kent Roach; 15. Control systems and the migration of anomalies Oren Gross.


Sujit Choudhry, Ran Hirschl, Mark Tushnet, Lorraine Weinrib, Jeff Goldsworthy, Andras Sajo, Michel Rosenfeld, Jean-François Gaudreault-Desbiens, Brenda Cossman, Mayo Moran, Mattias Kumm, David Schneiderman, Neil Walker, Kim Scheppele, Kent Roach, Oren Gross

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