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The Resource An Unamendable Constitution? : Unamendability in Constitutional Democracies, edited by Richard Albert, Bertil Emrah Oder, (electronic resource)

An Unamendable Constitution? : Unamendability in Constitutional Democracies, edited by Richard Albert, Bertil Emrah Oder, (electronic resource)

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An Unamendable Constitution? : Unamendability in Constitutional Democracies
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An Unamendable Constitution?
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Unamendability in Constitutional Democracies
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edited by Richard Albert, Bertil Emrah Oder
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Summary
This book examines the subject of constitutional unamendability from comparative, doctrinal, empirical, historical, political and theoretical perspectives. It explores and evaluates the legitimacy of unamendability in the various forms that exist in constitutional democracies. Modern constitutionalism has given rise to a paradox: can a constitutional amendment be unconstitutional? Today it is normatively contested but descriptively undeniable that a constitutional amendment—one that respects the formal procedures of textual alteration laid down in the constitutional text—may be invalidated for violating either a written or unwritten constitutional norm. This phenomenon of an unconstitutional constitutional amendment traces its political foundations to France and the United States, its doctrinal origins to Germany, and it has migrated in some form to all corners of the democratic world. One can trace this paradox to the concept of constitutional unamendability. Constitutional unamendability can be understood as a formally entrenched provision(s) or an informally entrenched norm that prohibits an alteration or violation of that provision or norm. An unamendable constitutional provision is impervious to formal amendment, even with supermajority or even unanimous agreement from the political actors whose consent is required to alter the constitutional text. Whether or not it is enforced, and also by whom, this prohibition raises fundamental questions implicating sovereignty, legitimacy, democracy and the rule of law.--
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68
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An Unamendable Constitution? : Unamendability in Constitutional Democracies, edited by Richard Albert, Bertil Emrah Oder, (electronic resource)
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Chapter 1. The Forms of Unamendability -- Part I: The Legitimacy and Limits of Unamendability.-Chapter 2. Necrocracy or Democracy? Assessing Objections to Constitutional Unamendability -- Chapter 3. A Constitution for Eternity: An Economic Theory of Explicit Unamendability -- Chapter 4. Conventions of Unamendability: Covert Constitutional Unamendability in (Two) Politically Enforced Constitutions -- Chapter 5. Credible Commitment or Paternalism? The Case of Unamendability -- Part II: Unamendability around the World -- Chapter 6. Constitutional Falsehoods: The Fourth Judges Case and the Basic Structure Doctrine in India -- Chapter 7. Unamendability in Israel: A Critical Perspective -- Chapter 8. Eternal Provisions in the Bangladeshi Constitution: A “Constitution Once and For All”? -- Chapter 9. Unamendability as a judicial discovery? Inductive learning lessons from Hungary -- Chapter 10. Amending the Unamendable: The Case of Article 20 of the German Basic Law -- Chapter 11. Debating Unamendability: Deadlock in Turkey’s Constitution-Making Process -- Chapter 12. The Unamendability of Amendable Clauses: The Case of the Turkish Constitution -- Chapter 13. Brazil in the Context of the Debate Over Unamendability in Latin America -- Chapter 14. Unamendable Constitutional Provisions and the European Common Constitutional Heritage: A Comparison Among Three Waves of Constitutionalism
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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An Unamendable Constitution? : Unamendability in Constitutional Democracies, edited by Richard Albert, Bertil Emrah Oder, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95141-6
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. The Forms of Unamendability -- Part I: The Legitimacy and Limits of Unamendability.-Chapter 2. Necrocracy or Democracy? Assessing Objections to Constitutional Unamendability -- Chapter 3. A Constitution for Eternity: An Economic Theory of Explicit Unamendability -- Chapter 4. Conventions of Unamendability: Covert Constitutional Unamendability in (Two) Politically Enforced Constitutions -- Chapter 5. Credible Commitment or Paternalism? The Case of Unamendability -- Part II: Unamendability around the World -- Chapter 6. Constitutional Falsehoods: The Fourth Judges Case and the Basic Structure Doctrine in India -- Chapter 7. Unamendability in Israel: A Critical Perspective -- Chapter 8. Eternal Provisions in the Bangladeshi Constitution: A “Constitution Once and For All”? -- Chapter 9. Unamendability as a judicial discovery? Inductive learning lessons from Hungary -- Chapter 10. Amending the Unamendable: The Case of Article 20 of the German Basic Law -- Chapter 11. Debating Unamendability: Deadlock in Turkey’s Constitution-Making Process -- Chapter 12. The Unamendability of Amendable Clauses: The Case of the Turkish Constitution -- Chapter 13. Brazil in the Context of the Debate Over Unamendability in Latin America -- Chapter 14. Unamendable Constitutional Provisions and the European Common Constitutional Heritage: A Comparison Among Three Waves of Constitutionalism
Control code
978-3-319-95141-6
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 390 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319951416
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1050611280

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