The Constitution of Freedom (inbunden)
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The Constitution of Freedom (inbunden)

The Constitution of Freedom

An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism

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Informed by a life lived under the oppressions of communism, ECtHR Judge Andrs Saj examines the fundamentals of constitutional systems of government, protection from tyranny, and promotion of freedom in this timely and important book.
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Julian Scholtes, International Journal of Constitutional Law The book's strength - both as an accessible explanation and a passionate defense of liberal constitutionalism - is undeniable, and as such it deserves the attention of students of law and many a constitutional scholar alike.

Wen-Chen Chang, National Taiwan University Against the backdrop of democratic retrogression worldwide, this introductory book to legal constitutionalism makes a timely and significant contribution to the study of contemporary constitutions. With their deep understanding of liberal democratic constitutionalism, the authors rightly remind us that 'limiting majority rule in democracy helps democracy', and 'curbing majority sentiment serves objects which are at the core of constitutionalism'.

Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law, New York University School of Law A brilliantly probing inquiry into the fragility of constitutionalism in an illiberal age. With enviable erudition and a delicious wit, Sajo and Uitz have mined the history of constitutional theory and practice to illuminate the challenges we face in struggling to preserve our threatened liberties today.

Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University We live in an age of disillusionment with constitutionalism. This book is just right for that age: Sajo and Uitz provide a comprehensive defence of constitutionalist principles and practices that moves beyond the nave enthusiasm of the last two decades and that is deeply informed by comparisons of different legal experiences around the globe. In a unique way, they take seriously the new scepticism about constitutions as political panaceas and yet make a sound
case as to why they remain indispensable for enabling modern freedom.

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Andras Sajo is a judge (2008) and past vice-president (2015-2017) of the European Court of Human Rights. He is also a University Professor at the Central European University in Budapest and Global Visiting Professor of Law at New York University Law School. He is the author and editor of numerous books on comparative constitutional law, including the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, with Michel Rosenfeld. Renata Uitz is professor and chair of the comparative constitutional law program at Central European University, Budapest.


Introduction 1: Constitutions and Constitutionalism 2: Conditions for a Constitution 3: Democracy, or Taming an Unruly Friend 4: Dangerous Liaisons: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances 5: Federalism 6: Parliamentarism and the Legislative Branch 7: The Executive Power 8: The Rule of Law and Its Executors 9: Who Guards the Guardians? Constitutional Adjudication 10: Rights 11: Constitutions Under Stress 12: Multi-layered Constitutionalism, Globalization and the Revival of the Nation State