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Abandoning the Nationalist Framework: Comparative Legal History  

Kjell Å Modéer

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Jul 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter is about the relations between the national legal system and the ‘other’—especially from the creation of the modern nation state in the early nineteenth century and up to ... More

Affirmative Action  

Daniel Sabbagh

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This article begins with a discussion of the constitutionalization of affirmative action and its side effects. It examines the legal underpinnings of affirmative action in two relatively ... More

al-Qadi  

Mohammad Fadel

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2016
The paradigmatic public institution associated with the application of Islamic law from the rise of Islam until the end of the nineteenth century has been the qadi. This essay examines the ... More

Associative Rights (The Rights to the Freedoms of Petition, Assembly, and Association)  

Ulrich K. Preuß

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
Associative rights cover those constitutional guarantees which deal with the joint actions of individuals. The promise of associative rights to individuals is the most effective means of ... More

Asymmetric Federalism  

Louise Tillin

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Mar 2016
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Feb 2017
This chapter examines the legal status and consequences of the asymmetrically federal provisions included in the Indian Constitution. In particular, it considers constitutional amendments ... More

B. Comparative Constitutional Analysis in United States Adjudication and Scholarship  

Michel Rosenfeld

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This article presents an analysis of comparative constitutional law. This study deals with United States adjudication and scholarship. It discusses the current American controversy over citations to ... More

Bioethics and Basic Rights: Persons, Humans, and Boundaries of Life  

Judit Sándor

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores the connections between bioethics and basic rights partly by analyzing the basic legal norms of bioethics, and partly by comparing thematic cases from the ... More

Brazilian Climate Change Law  

Karen Alvarenga Oliveira

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Mar 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter examines the climate change policy of Brazil. In 2010 at the Sixteenth Conference of Parties in Cancún, Brazil announced its voluntary national target of significantly ... More

Carving Out Typologies and Accounting for Differences Across Systems: Towards a Methodology of Transnational Constitutionalism  

Peer Zumbansen

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This article outlines and assesses the role of ‘typologies’ in comparative constitutional thought. It discusses the transnational context of comparative constitutionalism, ... More

Citizenship  

Ayelet Shachar

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This article highlights the trials and tribulations of citizenship in a world of increasing mobility and diversity. The discussion is divided into three parts. Section I provides a concise ... More

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