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Author Sajó, András, 1949-

Title Limiting government : an introduction to constitutionalism / András Sajó ; foreword by Stephen Holmes
Edition English ed
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 292 pages)
Contents Foreword by Stephen Holmes -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. The constitution as fear and acceptance -- Chapter 2. The taming of democracy -- Chapter 3. Dangerous liaisons: Checks and balances and the separation of powers -- Chaper 4. Parliamentarism and the legislative branch -- Chapter 5. The executive power -- Chapter 6. The rule-of-law state and its executors -- Chapter 7. Constitutional adjudication -- Chapter 8. Fundamental rights
Summary "Exploring the history and theory of constitutionalism in a comparative perspective this account is concerned not only with the mechanics of government, but more comprehensively with the organization of state-society relations. Drawing on some classic examples, such as the history and fundaments of the US constitution, the 1791 French constitution or the Weimar constitution, we are reminded that we can learn the most from earlier failures." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Constitutional law -- Hungary.
Constitutional law.
Political science.
Constitutional law.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Constitutions.
Political science.
Politics and government
Hungary -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585058482
Other Titles Önkorlátozó hatalom. English