Limiting Government: An Introduction to Constitutionalism

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Central European University Press, 1. jan. 1999 - 292 strani
This book discusses the mechanisms to restrict government power through social self-binding, including different forms of the separation of powers and constitutional review. Written in non-technical language and using the most important English, American, French, and German examples of constitutional history, the book also examines East European (in particular, Russian) and Latin American examples, in part to illustrate certain dead-ends in constitutional development.
 

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THE CONSTITUTION AS FEAR AND ACCEPTANCE
1
12 TYPES OF FEAR
5
13 ULYSSES BINDS HIMSELF TO THE MAST
7
14 DEFINITIONAL DANGERS
9
15 CONSTITUENT POWER
17
16 WHAT PRECEDES A CONSTITUTION? ORDER AND ACCEPTANCE
23
NEUTRALITY OR COMMON OBJECTIVES?
29
18 THE LEGAL NATURE OF A CONSTITUTION
39
42 THE STRUCTURE AND OPERATION OF PARLIAMENT
121
43 UNICAMERAL VERSUS BICAMERAL SYSTEMS
149
44 THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
155
THE EXECUTIVE POWER
173
52 WHO OR WHAT IS THE HEAD OF THE EXECUTIVE?
175
53 THE PREROGATIVES OF THE EXECUTIVE POWER
183
54 THE MYTH OF RESPONSIBILITY
194
55 THE INTERNAL DIVISION OF THE EXECUTIVE POWER
198

THE TAMING OF DEMOCRACY
49
22 MAJORITY RULE
55
23 CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITS TO DEMOCRACY
57
24 REFERENDUM AND DESTABILIZATION
64
DANGEROUS LIAISONS CHECKS AND BALANCES AND THE SEPARATION OF POWERS
69
32 SEPARATION AND DEPENDENCE IN CREATION AND TERMINATION
77
33 SEPARATE OPERATIONS AND JOINT DECISIONS
89
34 ADDITIONAL COUNTERBALANCING FACTORS
94
35 WHEN DOES THE COUNTERWEIGHT BECOME EXCESSIVE WEIGHT?
97
36 SEPARATION AND FREEDOM
99
PARLIAMENTARISM AND THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
103
THE RULEOFLAW STATE AND ITS EXECUTORS
205
62 THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
218
CONSTITUTIONAL ADJUDICATION
225
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
245
82 DEFINING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
255
83 WHAT DO FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IMPLY?
271
RECONCILING THE STATE WITH FREEDOM IN CONSTITUTIONALISM
277
85 WHAT PURPOSE DO FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS SERVE IF ABUSED?
283
86 HOW PRECISE SHOULD THE DEFINITION BE?
286
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