Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law

ISBN-10: 0195328116
ISBN-13: 9780195328110
Edition: 2008
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Description: An ideal supplement for professors who wish to incorporate comparative law into their constitutional law courses, Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law introduces students to the various ways that nations other than the United States resolve  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

An ideal supplement for professors who wish to incorporate comparative law into their constitutional law courses, Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law introduces students to the various ways that nations other than the United States resolve contemporary constitutional questions. Covering both structural issues and individual rights, the book offers a wide but select range of readings on interesting constitutional issues in sixteen accessible chapters. Each brief chapter presents foreign case materials on a particular constitutional topic along with notes and questions that further illuminate the comparisons between U.S. constitutional law and that of other nations. Featuring selections by expert contributors from a variety of ideological and demographic backgrounds, the volume is designed to encourage students to reexamine and deepen their understanding of U.S. constitutional law in light of the alternatives offered by other systems. Features *Modular design of chapters allows instructors to pick and choose which topics they use for comparative study *Brief chapters can be easily integrated into relevant class discussions *Chapters authored by top constitutional law scholars who frame the cases with introductory and concluding comments *Covers a broad range of contemporary constitutional issues including property rights, abortion rights, regulation of hate speech, regulation of campaign finance, and religious freedom

Preface
Contributors
Abstract and Concrete Review
Judicial Independence
Federal Powers and the Principle of Subsidiarity
Separation of Powers and Parliamentary Government
Property Rights
Abortion Rights
Review of Laws Having Racially Disparate Impacts
Affirmative Action and Benign Discrimination
Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation
Review of Laws Having a Disparate Impact Based on Gender
Free Speech and the Incitement of Violence or Unlawful Behavior: Statutes Directed at Speech
Free Speech and the Incitement of Violence or Unlawful Behavior: Statutes Not Specifically Directed at Speech
Regulation of Hate Speech
Regulation of Campaign Finance
Religious Freedom
The State Action Doctrine
Table of cases
Index

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