Comparative constitutional studies : between magic and deceit / Günter Frankenberg.Material type: BookSeries: Elgar monographs in constitutional and administrative law.Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019Description: xi, 343 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782548973; 1782548971.Subject(s): Constitutional law | Constitutional law
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-328) and index.
Preface -- Constitutions : between magic and deceit -- Constitutional idiom and design -- Comparing constitutions : theory and method -- Constitutional transfer and experimentalism -- Constitutional experimentalism in nineteenth-century Europe -- Order from conflict -- Constituting against partition and fragmentation -- Constituting states of exception -- Epilogue.
"Every constitution has an interesting story to tell, and for this book [the author] has selected...examples that encourage readers to practise realism, demonstrate critical spirit and examine the dark side of framers' reports and normative theories. This book deals with textbook hegemons, made in Philadelphia, Tokyo, Paris and, more importantly, with other constitutions from the global south, often classified as also-ran. Constitutions reflect conflicts and experiences, political visions and anxieties, ideals and ideologies, and [the author's] interdisciplinary approach serves as an...introduction to a new transnational conversation in comparative constitutional law."-- Back cover.