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Constitutions and Constitutionalism

Stephen Holmes

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/9780199578610.013.0010

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Law

Constitutions and Constitutionalism

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This article discusses the following: realism and idealism in constitutional theory; drill and discipline; the paradox of limited power; monarchical constitutions; cognitive constitutionalism; insulation through abdication; joint agency and corruption; constitutionalism and democracy; and judicial review.

Keywords: constitutional theory; limited power; monarchical constitutions; cognitive constitutionalism; abdication; democracy; judicial review

Article.  15853 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Comparative Law ; Constitutional and Administrative Law

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