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Constitutional Design and Problems of Implementation in Southern and Eastern Europe

Leonardo Morlino

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780199244089
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600364 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199244081.003.0003

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Constitutional Design and Problems of Implementation in Southern and Eastern Europe

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In this chapter, Leonardo Morlino presents an analytical framework for studying the implementation of constitutional norms. The aim of the first section is to isolate the guiding concepts for analysing constitutional design and its implementation. The second section explores the main aspects of constitutional design and the problems related to implementation in Southern Europe. The third section presents the constitutional designs of selected Eastern European countries and identifies certain implementation problems they faced. Some tentative conclusions are drawn from the empirical evidence presented in the first two sections with reference to the patterns of constitutional design implementation.

Keywords: comparative politics; constitutional design; constitutional implementation; constitutional norms; decentralization; democratic consolidation; Eastern Europe; political party systems; Southern Europe

Chapter.  22704 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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