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Types of Constitutions

Dieter Grimm

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199578610
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199578610.013.0006

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Law

Types of Constitutions

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This article presents a history of ideas of constitutional designs and conceptions of constitutionalism. It discusses the problem with typologies, identifying the object, the constitution as law, constitutions as expressions of political ideas, and national and international constitutions.

Keywords: constitutional design; constitutionalism; typologies; national constitution; international constitution

Article.  20235 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Comparative Law ; Constitutional and Administrative Law ; History of Law

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