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Understanding British and European political issues

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ISBN: 9780719062452 Year: 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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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.

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.

Bundesstaat und Europäische Union zwischen Konflikt und Kooperation. Berichte und Diskussionen auf der Tagung der Vereinigung der Deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer in Rostock vom 4. bis 7. Oktober 2006

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Book Series: Veröffentlichungen der Vereinigung der Deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer ISBN: 9783110914665 9783899493856 Year: Volume: 66 Pages: 569 DOI: 10.1515/9783110914665 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Law
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The volume presents the reports and discussions held at the conference of the “Association of German Constitutional Law Teachers” in Rostock from October, 4th to October 7th, 2006.

Democracia pactada

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ISBN: 9789586823951 9782821844704 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Institut français d’études andines
Added to DOAB on : 2017-07-04 11:52:42
License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Este libro aborda la cuestión de la democracia colombiana, sus características, su desempeño, sus retos, sus debilidades. Se ubica, claramente, dentro de aquellas corrientes que enfatizan el carácter democrático de su régimen político y, desde allí, tratan de descifrar su trayectoria y sus tendencias. Es también, un trabajo sobre el cambio político en Colombia. Por ello, examina en detalle y de manera comparada, los dos principales momentos de cambio de la historia política reciente: el Frent...

Muster und Bedeutung

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ISBN: 9783946198437 9783946198406 9783946198413 9783946198420 Year: Pages: 190 DOI: 10.16994/bam Language: German
Publisher: Modern Academic Publishing
Subject: Computer Science --- Science (General) --- Linguistics
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The subject of this thesis is a computational linguistic model of Meaning Constitution in linguistic units. Taking the phenomenon of variability of linguistic meaning as its starting point, Meaning Constitution is described as an information-processing step, which is then implemented and empirically tested in a series of linguistic experiments. In this thesis, Meaning Constitution is understood as a dynamic process in which the meaning of linguistic units only becomes concrete within local contexts in relation to their general meaning potential. This dynamic concept of meaning is based on a central assumption of Cognitive Semantics, according to which meanings do not exist independently of the context. The motivation for the implementation of a computational linguistic model of its own is the fact that the conception of meaning in Cognitive Semantics itself does not involve such an operationalisation – which, strictly speaking, means that it must be regarded as not falsifiable.&#xD;

Regards sur le droit de l’Union européenne après l’échec du Traité constitutionnel

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ISBN: 9782869062337 9782869063402 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires François-Rabelais
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Le 25 mars 2007, la déclaration de Berlin officialisait l'abandon par les Vingt-Sept États membres de l'Union européenne du projet de traité établissant une Constitution pour l'Europe. Le présent ouvrage a pour ambition d'appréhender l'état du droit de l'Union européenne dans le contexte de crise institutionnelle et politique engendré par cet échec. Il est le produit des communications présentées par les membres du GERCIE (Équipe d'accueil 2110, spécialisée en droit communautaire et internati...

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