Comparative Constitutional Traditions

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P. Lang, 2002 - Law - 235 pages
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This book compares and contrasts several constitutional traditions from various regions of the world. The first chapter provides the foundation for norms, ideas, and values that frame this comparison. Western and Eastern concepts of law, the relationship of law and ideology, the common law and civil law systems, tribal law, property, rights and liberties, and other themes establish the basis for the remaining chapters of the book, which includes examinations of the American, British, Chinese, Canadian, Japanese, Indian, Nigerian, French, German, Saudi Arabian, and Mexican constitutional traditions within their legal and broader political contexts. This approach to comparative law at the constitutional level is the first one of its type, especially in terms of its diverse social science approach.

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Contents

Fundamental Components of Constitutional Law and Development
1
American Constitutional Tradition
33
British Constitutional Tradition
47
Chinese Constitutional Tradition
65
Canadian Constitutional Tradition
83
Indian Constitutional Tradition
101
Japanese Constitutional Tradition
117
Nigerian Constitutional Tradition
133
French Constitutional Tradition
147
German Constitutional Tradition
159
Mexican Constitutional Tradition
175
Saudi Arabian Constitutional Tradition
193
Constitutionalism Sovereignty and Human Freedom
213
Bibliography
219
Index
225
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About the author (2002)

The Author: James T. McHugh is Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Legal Studies Program at Roosevelt University, Chicago, and Adjunct Professor of the John Marshall Law School, Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and specializes in public law, international law, and legal philosophy, in addition to other areas of political science.

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