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French constitutional law : cases and materials

Author: Martin A Rogoff
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, ©2011.
Series: Comparative law series (Durham, N.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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French Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials includes extracts from decisions of the Constitutional Council and Council of State, significant laws, important reports, and a variety of French legal writings. These materials are accompanied by commentary, notes, and readings from secondary sources, including a generous sampling of extracts from historical and philosophical texts, to permit an understanding of the
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin A Rogoff
ISBN: 9781594606540 1594606544
OCLC Number: 614990476
Description: xxvi. 551 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the French Constitution of October 4, 1958 --
The Fifth Republic : political institutions and separation of powers --
The Constitutional Council --
Republican principles --
International and European law.
Series Title: Comparative law series (Durham, N.C.)
Responsibility: Martin A. Rogoff.

Abstract:

French Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials includes extracts from decisions of the Constitutional Council and Council of State, significant laws, important reports, and a variety of French legal writings. These materials are accompanied by commentary, notes, and readings from secondary sources, including a generous sampling of extracts from historical and philosophical texts, to permit an understanding of the French constitutional system in context.

The aim of the book is to present French constitutional law from a French perspectiveùto understand how the French think about constitutional law and its practice. Dynamics of constitutional evolution in France are stressed, and special attention is devoted to the extensive constitutional amendments of July 2008. The book deals in depth with the following matters: separation of powers and the structure and functioning of government, the evolution and practice of judicial review by the Constitutional Council, the role of the Council of State in the French constitutional system, sources of French constitutional law and their interpretation, the Republican tradition (liberty and human rights, democracy and national sovereignty, secularism, equality, social solidarity, and the indivisibility of the Republic), and the application of supranational law (international law, European Union law, and European human rights law) in the French constitutional system.

The materials direct attention to the most significant differences between French and American thinking about constitutionalism, political and judicial institutions, and substantive constitutional principles. This hook is well suited tar use in law school, as the materials are structured to provide the basis for class discussion of legal issues. It is also well suited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in French, European, or comparative politics or history. --Book Jacket.

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