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Understanding British and European political issues

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ISBN: 9780719062452 Year: DOI: 10.9760/mupoa/9780719062452 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This book looks at the important issues in British politics since 1945, including a brief guide to the changing political culture of Britain in that period. It will be essential reading for all students studying politics at A2 level, as it covers all the important issues required by the main examining boards. Neil McNaughton is a seasoned writer at this level. He begins by reviewing the changing nature of the principal political ideologies - Conservatism, Labourism and Liberalism - before discussing how these ideological changes impact generally on policy developments in the UK. Having described the changing nature of the political culture, addressing partisan dealignment, changing morality, the decline of religion and class fragmentation, he examines, on a chapter by chapter basis, the key issues of British politics today: the economy, the welfare state, law and order, race relations, the particular problems affecting Northern Ireland, devolution, constitutional reform, rights, the environment, issues of gender and sexual orientation, European integration and the European Union, the impact of the European Union on Britain, ending with a brief summary of the issues that are likely to take centre stage in British politics in the first decade of the new century. Written in an accessible style, with helpful features such as summaries, definitions, tables and boxes to illuminate the points made, this book is urgently needed as students grapple with the issues thrown up by the new examinations.

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La constitution anglaise, un modèle politique et institutionnel dans la France des lumières

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ISBN: 9782821853270 DOI: 10.4000/books.puam.1452 Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires d’Aix-Marseille
Subject: Political Science
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Demain, la sixième République ?

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ISBN: 9782379280009 DOI: 10.4000/books.putc.102 Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Subject: Law
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La VIe République est une revendication quasi concomitante à la mise en place de la constitution du 4 octobre 1958. Depuis cette date, le projet d ’une révision radicale des institutions n 'a cessé de prospérer dans toutes les formations de l’échiquier politique, à droite comme à gauche, amenant successivement la plupart des leaders politiques à afficher, à titre individuel ou partisan, leurs intentions. Les candidats aux présidentielles 2007 ont été sommés de prendre position et d’avancer des propositions, qu’elles soient réformistes ou de rupture. Le débat institutionnel devrait ainsi, selon les commentateurs, être au cœur des prochaines campagnes électorales. Cette émulation de la créativité constitutionnelle, sous les sunlights des médias, n’a guère amélioré la lisibilité des modèles proposés et elle n’a pas davantage permis de dégager un consensus dans la société française sur le vent des réformes souhaitables et souhaitées. C’est donc dans ce contexte d’affaiblissement des institutions de la Ve République, qu’Henry Roussillon et Stéphane Mouton ont eu la très heureuse et opportune idée d’organiser, en avril 2006, un colloque sur “Demain, la VIe République ?” ce qui a permis de dégager, entre les participants, un certain nombre de convergence : une lecture très critique des institutions de la Ve République, l’appel à un changement profond du régime et du système politiques à défaut de justifier le changement de numérotation de la République, la nécessité de ramener le Président de la République au strict rôle arbitral qu’il n’aurait jamais dû cesser d’exercer, enfin le constat que nul ne prétend changer la politique en changeant de constitution. En même temps, quelques lignes de tension ont discrètement sous-tendu les interventions : tensions entre expertise technique et démocratie : la place du savoir expert et la place du citoyen profane ; tensions entre réforme institutionnelle et révolution conceptuelle : ce que l’ingénierie constitutionnelle sait résoudre et ce qui lui échappe ; tensions entre constitutionnalisme et politique : ce que le droit peut résoudre et ce qui résulte des urnes, le fait majoritaire ayant largement hanté les débats.

The Concept of Constitution in the History of Political Thought

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ISBN: 9783110581928 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.1515/9783110581928 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Political Science --- History --- Law
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The aim of the present volume is to discuss the notion of constitution from the perspectives of history of political thought. Its scholarly intention is to go beyond the approach concentrating on the formal understanding of constitution and bring forward more complex historical and philosophic-political interpretations. Our point of departure was the need to revive the somehow neglected distinction between the idea of constitution as an act of conscious law-giving activity and the notion of constitution conceived as the set of fundamental political rules derived from the very nature of political regime and its historical development.

Les Amériques, des constitutions aux démocraties : Philosophie du droit des Amériques

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ISBN: 9782735122790 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsmsh.10649 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme
Subject: Law --- Philosophy --- Political Science
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Le défi consiste à appréhender un mécanisme emblématique de la constitutionnalisation de ces pays. C'est-à-dire la conciliation entre la légitimité démocratique et la nécessité de la « puissance de l'État », élément historiquement ancré dans la région des Amériques. À travers leurs recherches, les auteurs entendent cerner ce qui fait la spécificité de cette dynamique afin de comprendre le passage de constitutions républicaines à des constitutions démocratiques contemporaines.

Grenzen der Völkerrechtsfreundlichkeit

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ISBN: 101787520191160 9783863953997 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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In the view of the increasingly strong and far-reaching international interdependence of the national legal system, the question as to where the German Basic Law relates concerning the increasing international complexity is becoming ever more important. In response to this, the German Basic Law is said to be a constitution open to international law, which is extracted from the basic principle of ‘Völkerrechtsfreundlichkeit’ (friendliness toward international law). However, it remains vague in which relation such a principle would stand to the rule of law, the principle of democracy or the system of basic rights, if it is inserted into their limitations or constitutes a supreme premise. The focus of this study lays upon the attempt to make the principle of Völkerrechtsfreundlichkeit tangible and to explore its legal content of.

La dottrina costituzionale di Sieyès

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Book Series: Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca ISBN: 9788884534712 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_341476 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Law --- Political Science --- Philosophy
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The reception and popularity of the work of Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès has gone through different and erratic phases. Nonetheless, in recent years there has been a remarkable revival of interest in the Abbé's thought. This book is intended to exploit this Sieyès-renaissance, proposing a reconstruction of the constitutional doctrine of the abbot in the light of the latest interpretative acquisitions. The guiding thread of the analysis is the acknowledgement that, underlying the main political-constitutional proposals of Sieyès, we can glimpse a profoundly rationalist philosophical substructure. After presenting the nucleus of this philosophical approach, the book proceeds to shed light on the coherence linking the main constitutional structures upon which the abbot was working in the course of the early years of the Revolution. It focuses in particular on the concepts that contributed to make up the basic grammar of modern and liberal constitutionalism: representation, citizenship, constituent power, rights of man, the division of the powers and the control of constitutionality. The idea is that, by pursuing this approach, it is possible to arrive at an overall picture of the constitutional doctrine of the abbot that reflects both its systematic quality and its originality.

Timor-Leste's Bill of Rights: A Preliminary History

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ISBN: 9781925022384 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_569098 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law
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The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste of 2002 contains over 40 human rights provisions in its Bill of Rights. In addition to providing an overview of the process leading up to the adoption of the Constitution, this book brings together information relating to each section of the Bill of Rights, presenting: progressive texts produced during the process of the Constituent Assembly; highlights of the arguments put forward within the Constituent Assembly concerning the draft provisions, including alternative proposals advanced; submissions made by Timorese officials, civil society and international bodies; and the results of consultation with the broader community before and during the constitutional process. It is designed to be useful in particular to judges and legal practitioners called upon to interpret the Constitution, government officials and civil society actors involved in human rights work, as well as students of history and constitutional law in Timor-Leste and internationally.

Chapter 4. Brothers as Partners (Book chapter)

Book title: Nations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States

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ISBN: 9781474221559 Year: Pages: 71-88 DOI: 10.5040/9781474221559.ch-005 Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 230239
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences
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Between 1967 and 1974 Yugoslavia entered a period of intensive constitutional changes that started with a series of amendments to the 1963 Constitution and ended with the adoption of a new, fourth in less than 30 years, Yugoslav Constitution in 1974. These changes transformed the country into a confederation of republics by transferring ever more powers from the federal centre to the subunits. It soon reached the point of making the centre dependent on consensus among quasi-independent republics, empowered even with certain prerogatives usually reserved for sovereign states. Centrifugal federalism describes this system of progressively empowering the subunits to the point of a break-up. The hybrid structure of Yugoslavia was also manifested in the constitutional definitions of federal and republican citizenship. The political primacy of the republics shifted the centre of citizen’s political activity towards his or her republic. Although republican-level citizenship was almost practically irrelevant for ordinary citizens in their everyday life, politically speaking it was republican belonging and citizenship that increasingly took the leading role.

Le phénomène constituant : Un dialogue interdisciplinaire

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ISBN: 9782379280627 DOI: 10.4000/books.putc.3181 Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Subject: Law
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Le « phénomène constituant » est à comprendre comme un ensemble d’actes successifs ou simultanés qui sont à la fois des actes juridiques et des faits. Il est un processus complexe et composite qui se déclenche à partir de la fin d’un ordre constitutionnel donné et qui conduit, après une période dont la durée dépend des contextes historiques et politiques, à l’instauration d’un nouvel ordre constitutionnel. L’étude de la période se situant entre deux constitutions a souvent été délaissée par la doctrine constitutionnaliste. Une partie de celle-ci considère en effet que les périodes de transition constitutionnelle ne sont qu’une succession de décisions politiques dont la valeur juridique ne pourra qu’être confirmée ou infirmée ex post, une fois la nouvelle constitution adoptée et le nouvel ordre juridique établi. Mais si la transition entre deux ordres juridiques est une période exceptionnelle, dans laquelle les faits politiques et sociaux s’articulent aux faits juridiques, le nouvel ordre constitutionnel qui s’ensuit est alors le reflet de ces faits, des équilibres qui en sont issus, souvent formalisés par des actes juridiques pré-constituants. Pour décrire et expliquer ce phénomène complexe, le constitutionnaliste a alors besoin de s’appuyer sur les analyses des autres disciplines pour comprendre les multiples éléments qui participent à ce processus. Cette journée de réflexion se propose ainsi d’instaurer un dialogue interdisciplinaire sur le phénomène constituant entre les juristes constitutionnalistes et les représentants d’autres sciences humaines et sociales. Les perspectives de l’histoire, de la science politique, de la sociologie, de la psychanalyse ou encore de l’économie permettront d’apporter des éclairages nouveaux sur cet objet juridique mal identifié.

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