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Lecture: Comparing Constitutional Networks

Lecture: Comparing Constitutional Networks

Date: Monday, 23rd May 2016, 16:15
Place: National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

I gave a lecture on “Comparing Constiutional Networks“ at the Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference in Galway, Ireland.

In a traditional understanding constitutional law is a more or less static (in some cases nearly unamendable) legal structure of a nation‐state. The function of comparative constitutional law is to compare different institutions, functions or contexts of these constitution. The following paper argues that this approach towards comparative constitutional law is not useful anymore because the core element of the comparison is not the same anymore. Constitutional law changed significantly in the last 25 years and makes it necessary to discuss the function of comparative constitutional law. …

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ISCL Conference 2016 Program

Presentation “Comparing Constitutional Networks”