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The invisible constitution in comparative perspective /
edited by Rosalind Dixon, University of New South Wales, Adrienne Stone, University of Melbourne.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
x, 583 pages ; 24 cm.
1108417574, 9781108277914, 9781108281195, 9781108417570
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Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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Part 1. Conceptualising the invisible constitution -- The invisible constitution in comparative perspective / Rosalind Dixon and Adrienne Stone -- Soundings and silences / Laurence H. Tribe -- Originalism and the invisible constitution / Lawrence B. Solum -- The implicit and the implied in a written constitution / Jeffrey Goldsworthy -- The centrality and diversity of the invisible constitution / Patrick Emerton -- Interim constitutions and the invisible constitution / Caitlin Goss Part II. The view from Asia Pacific and the Middle East -- Behind the text of the basic law: some constitutional fundamentals / Johannes M.M. Chan -- The constitutional orders of 'One Country, Two Systems': a comparative study of the visible and invisible bases of constitutional review and proportionality analysis in the Chinese special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau / Albert H.Y. Chen and P.Y. Lo -- The platonic conception of the Israeli constitution / Iddo Porat -- The Indonesian constitutional court: implying rights from the 'rule of law' / Simon Butt -- Is the invisible constitution really invisible? / Jongcheol Kim -- Constitutional implications in Australia: explaining the structure-rights dualism / Rosalind Dixon and Gabrielle Appleby -- Malaysia's invisible constitution / Yvonne Tew -- The 'invisible constitution' seen realistically: visualising China's unitary system / Han Zhai -- Part III. The view from Europe and and North America -- The evolution of natural law in Ireland / Eoin Carolan -- Additive judgments': a way to make the invisible content of the Italian constitution visible / Irene Spigno -- Germany's German constitution / Russell A. Miller -- Unwritten constitutional principles in Canada: genuine or strategic? / David Schneiderman -- Lost in transition: invisible constitutionalism in Hungary / Gábor Attila Tóth.
"Constitutions worldwide inevitably have 'invisible' features: they have silences and lacunae, unwritten or conventional underpinnings, and social and political dimensions not apparent to certain observers. The Invisible Constitution in Comparative Perspective helps us understand these dimensions to contemporary constitutions, and their role in the interpretation, legitimacy and stability of different constitutional systems. This volume provides a nuanced theoretical discussion of the idea of 'invisibility' in a constitutional context, and its relationship to more traditional understandings of written versus unwritten constitutionalism. Containing a rich array of case studies, including discussions of constitutional practice in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Indonesia, Ireland and Malaysia, this book will look at how this aspect of 'invisible constitutions' is manifested across different jurisdictions"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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