Item description for Limiting Government: An Introduction to Constitutionalism by Andras Sajo...
Until the present decade, constitutionalism in Eastern Europe was considered to be an outmoded concept of the nineteenth century. Changes in the region, however, have brought back the fundamental question of the need to restrict government power through social self-binding.
This book discusses the mechanisms of such restriction, including different forms of the separation of powers and constitutional review. It relates the theoretical and practical importance of the issue to the present world-wide discontent with majoritarian democracy and the growing disrepute of parliaments. Increasing executive efficiency is, however, a threat to fundamental rights, and the battlecry of efficiency is often only a means to new despotism and inefficiency. A careful re-evaluation of the concept of constitutionalism assists in the search for a useful balance between majoritarianism and rights, and in the avoidance of all forms of public tyranny.
Written in non-technical language and using the most important English, American, French, and German examples of constitutional history, the book also examines East European (in particular, Russian) and Latin American examples, in part to illustrate certain dead-ends in constitutional development. It is intended to be an introduction for all those concerned with liberty.
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Studio: Central European University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9" Height: 6" Weight: 1 lbs.
Publisher Central European University Press
ISBN 9639116246 ISBN13 9789639116245
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More About Andras Sajo
Andras Sajo was born in 1949 and has an academic affiliation as follows - European Court of Human Rights Judge, European Court of Human Rights,.