This widely utilized handbook provides a user-friendly, original and innovative introduction to comparative constitutional law. For each area of constitutional law, a general introduction and a comparative overview is provided. This is then followed by more detailed country chapters on that specific area.
This book most notably includes many constitutional developments in the constitutional systems within our scope. Including Brexit and the new compositions of the national parliaments and the European Parliament. What also sets this book apart is that the EU has been woven into it, as a constitutional system per se and as an international organization which heavily impacts upon domestic constitutional law of its member-states.
This handbook is strong in building the relevant constitutional concepts and the constitutional structures, as well as illustrating them with examples and constitutional and political practice. It also provides readers in general, and students of constitutional law, with tools and basic questions to address constitutional issues and to evaluate the different constitutional models and features.
Constitutions Compared has proven its success as a helpful guide for students who are exploring comparative constitutional law for the first time. It also provides a solid foundation for more advanced graduate-level courses. The book remains a thorough introduction giving an overview, with many examples and applications in practice, and with enough legal and practical details to be accessible and to the point, whilst at the same time providing a wholistic picture and highlighting general constitutional questions and perspectives.