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Governance and Constitutionalism: Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality

Governance and Constitutionalism: Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality

Forthcoming

BOGDAN IANCU, Simina Elena Tănăsescu
June 01, 2018

This collection studies the rise of neutral bodies as a challenge to the constitutional paradigm of the nation state. Administrative entities such as commissions, agencies, councils, authorities or `independent agencies’ as they are sometimes known, are relatively autonomous from majoritarian...

Law, Legal Culture and Society: Mirrored Identities of the Legal Order

Law, Legal Culture and Society: Mirrored Identities of the Legal Order

Forthcoming

Alberto Febbrajo
May 15, 2018

This volume addresses the different ways in which legal cultures work in a modern society. It argues that the mutual reflexivity of the different ways society perceives law and law perceives society eclipses the unique formal identity of written law, and leads to a pluralistic identity of the legal...

Sociology of Constitutions: A Paradoxical Perspective

Sociology of Constitutions: A Paradoxical Perspective

Alberto Febbrajo, Giancarlo Corsi
May 25, 2016

This collection brings together some of the most influential sociologists of law to confront the challenges of current transnational constitutionalism. It shows the constitution appearing in a new light: no longer as an essential factor of unity and stabilisation but as a potential defence of...

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