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Control in constitutional law /
edited by Carla M. Zoethout, Ger van der Tang, Piet Akkermans.
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Dordrecht ; Boston : M. Nijhoff ; Norwell, MA : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1993.
description
xviii, 229 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0792325303 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
Dordrecht ; Boston : M. Nijhoff ; Norwell, MA : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1993.
isbn
0792325303 (acid-free paper)
general note
Essays presented at a symposium held at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Oct. 29-30, 1991.
catalogue key
390067
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Throughout the history of Western political thought, one of the main issues has been the problem of how to control governmental power. Every government may deteriorate and become destructive of the values it was intended to promote. This conviction has been expressed in the concept of 'constitutionalism', the idea that all governmental power should be limited or controlled. Thus, constitutional government means limited government.There are several ways in which control of governmental power can be realized. Among the major features of constitutional government are: separation of powersrepresentative governmentaccountability of the governmentactions of governmental organs should be reviewed by an independent judiciary. In the present volume, these aspects of control in constitutional law (including control mechanisms in specific policy areas), and the present problems they entail in different European countries are scrutinized. This book is recommended to constitutional lawyers and students of contemporary constitutional law.
Main Description
Throughout the history of Western political thought, one of the main issues has been the problem of how to control governmental power. Every government may deteriorate and become destructive of the values it was intended to promote. This conviction has been expressed in the concept of 'constitutionalism', The idea that all governmental power should be limited or controlled. Thus, constitutional government means limited government. There are several ways in which control of governmental power can be realized. Among the major features of constitutional government are: separation of powers representative government accountability of the government actions of governmental organs should be reviewed by an independent judiciary. In the present volume, these aspects of control in constitutional law (including control mechanisms in specific policy areas), And The present problems they entail in different European countries are scrutinized. This book is recommended to constitutional lawyers and students of contemporary constitutional law.
Unpaid Annotation
Many countries are currently debating the merits & implications of a federal-type dispensation. Some fear that it may encourage regional apartheid & discrimination, while others see it as a cohesive force. Federalism, however, has many faces & applications, & it offers a host of ways to accommodate the constitutional needs of a particular country. Evaluating Federal Systems illustrates & compares a variety of experiences that countries across the world have had in the practical application of federal principles, & moots a long-felt need by analyzing recent international developments in federalism & regionalism. Contributions from world-renowned scholars in the theory & application of federal principles mean that the book will be of great value to all involved in the study & management of federal-type systems.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Constitutional Government and Control of Governmental Action
Crisis and Control: A "New Constitutionalism" for the United Kingdom from Northern Ireland?p. 3
Comments on the Preparatory Work for the New Polish Constitutionp. 23
The Political Data-Gathering Scandal in Switzerland - Political Surveillance by State Authorities as a Problem of Constitutional Control Relationsp. 39
Separation of Powers as a Form of Control and the Dutch Constitutionp. 71
Theses on Control in Constitutional Lawp. 87
Problems of Parliamentary Control
The Influence of the Danish Parliament in the Formation of Danish EEC-Policiesp. 99
Parliamentary Control in the Netherlandsp. 113
Dutch Parliamentary Control in Theory and Practicep. 129
Judicial Review of Legislation and Administrative Acts
Judicial Review of Legislative Acts in Greecep. 145
Reflections on Constitutionalism in the Netherlandsp. 153
Separation of Powers and Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions in Portugalp. 163
Operational Control: Three Areas of Government Policy
Education in the Netherlands and the Problem of Constitutional Erosionp. 187
The Dutch Broadcasting System and the Various Forms of Controlp. 199
Control of Special Facilities in Health Carep. 211
Indexp. 223
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