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Constitutional Preambles: A Comparative Analysis

Wim Voermans, Leiden Law School; Maarten Stremler, Tilburg Law School; Paul Cliteur, Leiden Law School
Format
Book
Published
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2017]
Language
English
Series
Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law Series
Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law
ISBN
9781785368141, 1785368141, 9781785368158 (eBook), 178536815X, 9781785368158
Summary
"While their use and significance have increased in recent decades, constitutional preambles have received only scant attention in academic literature. This book presents a uniquely quantitative and qualitative analysis of all the preambles currently in force around the world and addresses fascinating questions concerning their occurrence, content, style, function and legal status. Studying preambles not only helps us understand the phenomenon itself, but also teaches us more about constitutions and constitutional systems in which they are situated. [This book] illuminates the great variety that constitutional preambles display. The authors discuss the different styles, legal and non-legal functions, and content of the preambles, as well as their use in the courts. This work also contains a carefully curated anthology of the world's preambles in English."--
Contents
  • Preambles : a stocktaking
  • The content of preambles
  • The language of preambles
  • The functions of preambles
  • Two prototypes : the United States and France
  • Preambles from other states
  • By way of conclusion : the mystery and end of preambles.
Description
x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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