Borrowing constitutional designs : constitutional law in Weimar Germany and the French Fifth Republic (Book, 2005) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Borrowing constitutional designs : constitutional law in Weimar Germany and the French Fifth Republic

Author: Cindy Skach
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bringing constitutional frameworks back to the study of constitutional law, Borrowing Constitutional Designs questions the hasty adoption of semi-presidentialism by new democracies. Drawing on rich case studies of two of the most important countries for European politics in the twentieth century - Weimar Germany and the French Fifth Republic - Cindy Skach offers the first theoretically focused, and historically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy Skach
ISBN: 0691123454 9780691123455
OCLC Number: 57574063
Description: xiii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Constitutional frameworks and constitutional law --
Parties, leaders, and constitutional law in Ebert's Republic --
Divided minorities and constitutional dictatorship in Weimar Germany --
Parties, leaders, and constitutional law in de Gaulle's republic --
Consolidated majorities and constitutional democracy in the French Fifth Republic.
Responsibility: Cindy Skach.

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Questions the hasty adoption of semi-presidentialism by several democracies. Drawing on case studies of two countries for European politics in the twentieth century - Weimar Germany and the French  Read more...
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