Against the New Constitutionalism

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Ever since the Second World War, a new constitutional model has emerged worldwide that gives a pivotal role to judges. Against the New Constitutionalism challenges this reigning paradigm and develops a distinctively liberal position against strong constitutional review that puts the emphasis on epistemic considerations. The author considers whether the minimalist judicial review of Nordic countries is more in line with the best justification of the institution than the Commonwealth model that occupies a central place in contemporary constitutional scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9781783473014
ISBN (Print)9781783473007
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameElgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law series
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing

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    Gyorfi, T. (2016). Against the New Constitutionalism. (Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law series). Edward Elgar Publishing.