Advertisement

Western Constitutionalism

History, Institutions, Comparative Law

  • Andrea Buratti

About this book

Introduction

This innovative textbook provides an introduction into comparative constitutional law to undergraduate and graduate students. Combining a clear and practical explanation of the topics with scientific knowledge, the textbook analyzes the origins and the development of constitutional law in the Western world, as well as the structure and transformations of constitutional law, up to the present day. It also examines the theoretical roots and the historical premises of constitutionalism, and explores the foundation of constitutional law in Western countries since the Age of Revolutions and the 19th Century, underlining the different constitutional traditions. Furthermore, the textbook describes the transformations of constitutional law brought about by the transition toward pluralistic societies, and analyzes the political and legal features of constitutional democracies, taking into consideration the lessons learned in several constitutional environments in contemporary states. It also discusses the global expansion of the pattern of Western constitutionalism and the contemporary challenges in the age of globalization, focusing on the development of a European constitutional space.

Keywords

Constitutional law Comparative law Western constitutionalism Constitutionalism Western world

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrea Buratti
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99338-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG and G.Giappichelli Editore 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99337-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99338-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Law