Edited by Richard W. Bauman
Edited by Tsvi Kahana
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2006
Online Publication Date:August 2009
Unlike most works in constitutional theory, which focus on the role of the courts, this book, first published in 2006, addresses the role of legislatures in a regime of constitutional democracy. Bringing together some of the world's leading constitutional scholars and political scientists, the book addresses legislatures in democratic theory, legislating and deliberating in the constitutional state, constitution-making by legislatures, legislative and popular constitutionalism, and the dialogic role of legislatures, both domestically with other institutions and internationally with other legislatures. The book offers theoretical perspectives as well as case studies of several types of legislation from the United States and Canada. It also addresses the role of legislatures both under the Westminster model and under a separation of powers system.
PART ONE - LEGISLATURES AND DEMOCRATIC THEORY
PART TWO - LEGISLATING AND DELIBERATING IN THE DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATURE
PART THREE - CONSTITUTION MAKING BY LEGISLATURES: THE EXPLICIT VERSION
PART FOUR - CONSTITUTION MAKING BY LEGISLATURES: THE IMPLICIT VERSION
PART FIVE - CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION BY THE LEGISLATURE
PART SIX - IS LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONALISM POSSIBLE?
PART SEVEN - THE LEGISLATURE IN DIALOGUE: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS