Constitutionalism: Past, Present, and Future by Dieter GrimmConstitutionalism: Past, Present, and Future by Dieter Grimm

Constitutionalism: Past, Present, and Future

byDieter Grimm

Hardcover | October 15, 2016

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Constitutionalism: Past, Present, and Future will offer a definitive collection of Professor Dieter Grimm's most important scholarly writings on constitutional thought and interpretation. The essays included in this volume explore the conditions under which the modern constitution couldemerge; they treat the characteristics that must be given if the constitution may be called an achievement, the appropriate way to understand and interpret constitutional law under current conditions, the function of judicial review, the remaining role of national constitutions in a changing world,as well as the possibility of supra-national constitutionalism.Many of these essays have influenced the German and European discussion on constitutionalism and for the first time, much of the work of one of German's leading scholars of public law will be available in the English language.
Dieter Grimm teaches constitutional law at Humboldt University Berlin and the Yale Law School. From 1987-1999 he served as Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. From 2001-2007 he was the Director of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study) whose Permanent Fellow he continues to be. He was Visit...
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Title:Constitutionalism: Past, Present, and FutureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:October 15, 2016Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780198766124

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction1. The Origins and Transformation of the Concept of the ConstitutionII. Origins2. Conditions for the Emergence and Effectiveness of Modern Constitutions3. Basic Rights in the Formative Eras of Modern Society4. The Concept of Constitution in Historical PerspectiveIII. Concepts and Function5. The Function of Constitutions and Guidelines for Constitutional Reform6. Integration by ConstitutionIV. Interpretation7. Fundamental Rights in the Interpretation of the German Constitutional Court8. Return to the Traditional Understanding of Fundamental Rights?V. Adjudication9. Constitutional Courts and Constitutional Interpretation at the Interface of Law and Politics10. Constitutional Adjudication and DemocracyVI. The Future11. The Future of Constitutionalism12. Can Democracy by Bargaining be Constitutionalized?VII. Europeanisation13. The Role of National Constitutions in a United Europe14. The Democratic Costs of Constitutionalisation - The European CaseVIII. Internationalisation15. The Constitution in the Process of Denationalisation16. Societal Constitutionalism17. Levels of the Rule of Law - On the Possibility of Exporting a Western AchievementIX. Conclusion18. The Achievement of Constitutionalism and its Prospects in a Changed World