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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    made following the 2010 general election The chapters are written in sufficient detail for anyone coming to the subject for the first time to develop a clear and informed view of how the constitution is arranged and how it operates The main themes include discussion of the history sources and conventions of the constitution later chapters deal with constitutional principles the role of the Crown Parliament and the electoral system

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849461603 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    the Russian Federation A Contextual Analysis First Edition Jane Henderson This book provides a critical and contextual understanding of the current Russian Constitution It comprises seven chapters an introduction followed by substantive chapters covering specific aspects of Russia s constitutional history structure and practice the history and nature of the constitution an overview of the current 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation and the background to its adoption by plebiscite executive power the role and accountability of the President as Head of State and the formation and powers of the federal government the legislature and its formation elections and the methods for forming the two chambers State Duma and Federation Council of the legislature Federal Assembly the constitutional role of the courts the way in which rights are defined in constitutional terms and methods for their enforcement and finally a concluding chapter that focuses on characteristic features of Russian polity and constitutionality in the context of constitutional stability reform and change This is an essential work of reference for anyone who wishes to embark on studying Russian law and politics and a reflective assessment of progress in the modern era Jane Henderson is Senior Lecturer in Law at King s

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841137841 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    Constitutional System of Thailand A Contextual Analysis First Edition Andrew Harding Peter Leyland This book assesses the attempt to establish a modern system of democratic government in Thailand against the background of Thai politics and culture The fact that since 1932 when it became a constitutional monarchy Thailand has had 18 constitutions speaks of an unstable political system which has seen rapid and repeated fluctuations between military rule and elected government The main focus of this study is a critical discussion of the institutional frameworks which have been established under recent constitutions Individual chapters deal with Thai history and context including the role of the monarchy and the military and of constitutional drafting processes parliament and elections the executive branch of government including the role of ministers the civil service of a contracting state and of anti corruption initiatives the structure and challenges of local government including discussion of the southern insurgency the Constitutional Court and constitutional enforcement the constitutional role of administrative law and of the administrative courts the constitutional protection of human rights with freedom of speech as a particular case study Andrew Harding is Professor of Asia Pacific Law at the University of Victoria British Columbia Canada

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841139722 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    a compromise between deeply opposed political parties with widely divergent moral and political principles The Constitution deliberately lacked substantive content was formal in character and was concerned only with the framework for the everyday political process Constitutional amendments were and remain frequent events As a result case law interpreting the constitution tended to be conservative in outlook controversial cases were considered a matter for constitutional amendment rather than constitutional interpretation Only comparatively recently in the 1980s has the Constitutional Court adopted a more expansive constitutional jurisprudence especially in the field of fundamental rights While this was to some extent an inevitable result of the influence of the ECtHR it meant for instance that the principle of proportionality became enshrined in Austrian fundamental rights theory The Constitutional Court even saw fit to set limits to Parliament s power to amend the Constitution Becoming a member of the EU in 1995 presented Austria with new challenges leading inevitably to the creation of a Constitutional Convention and eventually major amendments to the Constitution in 2008 This book shows how the Austrian Constitution has been shaped and interpreted by the fundamental events in Austria s modern history At the same time it emphasises the

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841138527 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    with an emphasis on constitutional history culture and practice Culture here refers to the cognitive long term social or mental structure which makes it possible for politicians civil servants judges and lawyers to grasp the constitutional environment in which they exist Finland is a small modern democratic Nordic country with a politically stable welfare system and a constitutional history dating back to the 1700s which contains remnants of Swedish rule Russian rule and the period of independence since 1917 It also contains several inner tensions parliamentarism versus presidentialism a high level of constitutionalism versus a virtual lack of constitutional judicial review and a formally rigid but actually flexible constitution The book offers a realistic but critical overview of the Finnish constitution while also discussing fundamental questions about the very nature of constitution and constitutionalism In addition the constitutional effect of the EU and the European Convention on Human Rights are discussed and where appropriate a specific comparative dimension is added The book is written in an uncomplicated manner and is aimed at those not familiar with the system providing an introduction and first orientation without excessive detail Each chapter concludes with a list of further reading and relevant websites Jaakko

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841138541 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    conveys a sense of the contemporary national debate The chapters deal with the foundations of Australian constitutionalism its history from the time of European settlement the nature of the Australian Constitutions the framework for judicial review the legislative executive and judicial branches of government federalism and multi level government and rights protection Running through all chapters is the story of the gradual evolution of Australian constitutionalism within the lean but almost unchanging framework of the formal written national Constitution A second theme traces the way in which the present distinctive constitutional arrangements in Australia emerged from creative tension between the British and United States constitutional traditions on which the Australian Constitution originally drew and which continues to manifest itself in various ways One of these which is likely to be of particular interest is Australian reliance on institutional arrangements for the purpose of the protection of rights The book is written in a clear and accessible style for readers in both Australia and countries around the world Each chapter is followed by additional references to enable particular issues to be pursued further by readers who seek to do so The Constitution of Australia has already been cited in a High

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841137346 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    its first modern constitution the Meiji Constitution was not enacted until comparatively recently 1889 Since then following World War II Japan adopted its current Constitution the Japanese Constitution of 1946 This book is designed to explain the outline of Japan s Constitution together with a number of its unique characteristics and to offer an historical background and context which help explain its significance Major topics covered include the constitutional history of Japan fundamental principles of the Constitution the people and the Emperor the Diet and legislative power Cabinet and executive power and the Judiciary and judicial power Also discussed is the protection of fundamental human rights individual rights including freedom of expression economic freedoms and social rights pacifism and national defence and the constitutional amendment and reform Although the Japanese Constitution was enacted under the strong influence of the United States Constitution many of its features are very different For instance the existence of an Emperor the long dominance of a conservative party over the Government the relatively strong power of government bureaucrats the absence of a leadership role in the Prime Minister the small role the judiciary play in solving constitutional disputes and the struggle over national defence Written

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841137926 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    in Vietnam The book discusses and analyses the historical development principles doctrines and debates which comprise and shape Vietnamese constitutional law today during a time of reform and debate The chapters are written in sufficient detail for anyone coming to the subject for the first time to develop a clear and informed view of how the constitution is arranged how it works and the main points of debate on it in Vietnamese society It is written in an accessible style with an emphasis on clarity and concision The book discusses and analyses the origins of Vietnamese constitutional thought the first 1946 Constitution of independent Vietnam Constitutional dialogue and debate in the late 1940s and 1950s including the work of dissidents in the 1950s the 1959 Vietnamese Constitution constitutional dialogue and debate in the 1960s and 1970s the 1980 Constitution the rise of doi moi renovation and debates over constitutionalism in the 1980s the 1992 Constitution including the role of legislative executive and judicial sectors constitutional power and enforcement constitutional rights and obligations and other issues constitutional dialogue and debate in the 1990s the constitutional debate and revision process of 2001 and the current Vietnamese Constitution the rise of debate over

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841137391 (2016-02-13)
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