Comparative Constitutional Justice

Comparative Constitutional Justice
  • Author(s): Matteo Nicolini and Silvia Bagni
  • ISBN Book: 978-94-6236-223-9, #1 edition
  • ISBN E-Book: 978-90-8974-919-2, #1 edition
  • Year of publication: 2021
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Comparative Constitutional Justice adopts an innovative approach to constitutional justice. From a methodological perspective, it assumes that it is impossible to apply an absolute criterion of classification, which depends on the purposes comparative scholars aim to achieve when delivering their own taxonomies. A broad definition of constitutional justice is adopted, which revolves around the following taxonomy: 1) the legality of norms, 2) the conformity of actors’ behaviours with the distribution of sovereign powers and 3) the compliance with international covenants on human rights. This tripartite classification complements a further criterion based on the graduation in the intensity of this review. This indeed ranges from a minimum scrutiny limited to legislation (‘nomocratic review’) to a maximum scrutiny encompassing all state activities (‘pantocratic review’). The proposed classification will provide readers with a critical toolbox when it comes to examining the pluralism which characterises the systems of constitutional adjudication around the world.

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Matteo Nicolini, PhD (2005), is Associate Professor of Public Comparative Law (Verona University, Italy). He is Visiting Lecturer, Newcastle University Law School (UK); External Partner, Centre for the Study of Law in Theory and Practice, Liverpool John Moores University (UK); Senior Researcher, Institute of Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research (Italy).

Silvia Bagni holds a PhD in Constitutional Law, University of Bologna (2005); Master in Bioethics, UPRA, Roma (2013). She is Researcher of Comparative Public Law, University of Bologna, since 2010, co-founder of the “Centro Studi sull’America Latina”, University of Bologna, 2013. Expert for the Harmony with Nature Program, United Nations.

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Author(s) Matteo Nicolini and Silvia Bagni
ISBN Book 978-94-6236-223-9,#1 edition
ISBN E-Book 978-90-8974-919-2,#1 edition
Publication date 14 juli 2021
Number of pages 246 Pages
Series Comparative Public Law Treatise
Brand Eleven
Subject(s) Comparative Law / Conflict of Laws
Language English

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