9780190640484-0190640480-Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

ISBN-13: 9780190640484
ISBN-10: 0190640480
Author: Albert, Richard
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190640484
ISBN-10: 0190640480
Author: Albert, Richard
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Albert, Richard wrote Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions comprising 352 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190640480 and 9780190640484. Since then Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.93 or rent at the marketplace.

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Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions is both a roadmap for navigating the intellectual universe of constitutional amendments and a blueprint for building and improving the rules of constitutional change. Drawing from dozens of constitutions in every region of the world, this book blends theory with practice to answer two all-important questions: what is an amendment and how should constitutional designers structure the procedures of constitutional change? The first matters now more than ever. Reformers are exploiting the rules of constitutional amendment, testing the limits of legal constraint, undermining the norms of democratic government, and flouting the constitution as written to create entirely new constitutions that masquerade as ordinary amendments. The second question is central to the performance and endurance of constitutions. Constitutional designers today have virtually no resources to guide them in constructing the rules of amendment, and scholars do not have a clear portrait of the significance of amendment rules in the project of constitutionalism. This book shows that no part of a constitution is more important than the procedures we use change it. Amendment rules open a window into the soul of a constitution, exposing its deepest vulnerabilities and revealing its greatest strengths. The codification of amendment rules often at the end of the text proves that last is not always least.

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