Quasi-Constitutionality and Constitutional Statutes: Forms, Functions, Applications

1st Edition

Richard Albert, Joel I. Colón-Ríos

February 27, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780815385349 - CAT# K338084
Series: Comparative Constitutional Change


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This book examines the narrow scope between constitutional convention and a formal constitution in which quasi-constitutionality exists. It provides a focal resource that can serve as a point of reference for scholars interested in quasi-constitutionality as a whole, from no single national perspective, expanding on its many forms, functions, and applications in a comparative way. The book is divided in three main Parts, each of them preceded by a separate critical introduction in which an informed scholar contextualizes the chapters and offers reflections on the themes they develop. The first Part, titled `Forms’, is composed of chapters that address, from a theoretical and comparative perspective, questions related to the recognition of constitutional statutes and quasi-constitutional legislation. The second Part is titled `Functions’, and contains four chapters that explore the explanatory power of quasi-constitutionality in different institutional contexts. The third Part, titled `Applications’, considers the ways in which constitutional statutes and quasi-constitutionality operate in relation to particular tensions and debates present in various jurisdictions.

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