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Governing with Judges: Constitutional Politics in Europe

Alec Stone Sweet


Advances the thesis that legislative processes are increasingly influenced by constitutional judges and the discursive practices of constitutional adjudication. Parallel to this process, the ordinary judiciary has been carving out wide‐ranging powers of judicial review for itself, seeking to alter statutes deemed unconstitutional. As Stone Sweet argues forcefully, these phenomena have combined to undermine parliamentary sovereignty and to transform the very nature of European government and society. These arguments are illustrated by the detailed comparative examination of five pivotal cases: ... More

Keywords: constitutional politics, judicial review, judicialization, new constitutionalism, parliamentary sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297710
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0198297718.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alec Stone Sweet, author
Nuffield College, Oxford
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