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Comparative Constitutional Law: Introductory Resources

Introduction

In the introduction to their book "Comparative Constitutional Law" (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 362), Professors Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg of the University of Chicago write, “Comparative constitutional law is a newly energized field in the early 21st century. Never before has the field had such a broad range of interdisciplinary interest, with lawyers, political scientists, sociologists and even economists making contributions to our collective understanding of how constitutions are formed and how they operate. Never before has there been such demand from courts, lawyers and constitution-makers in a wide range of countries for comparative legal analysis. And never before has the field been so institutionalized, with new regional and international associations providing fora for the exchange of ideas and the organization of collaborative projects."

Introductory Resources

The following papers and articles may provide a helpful introduction to comparative and comparative constitutional law.

 

 

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Comparative Constitutional Law