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Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Richard Albert


Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions is both a roadmap for navigating the intellectual universe of constitutional amendment and a blueprint for building and improving the rules of constitutional change. Drawing from dozens of constitutions in every region of the world, this book blends theory with practice to answer two all-important questions: What is an amendment and how should constitutional designers structure the procedures of constitutional change? The first matters now more than ever. Reformers are exploiting the rules of constitutional amendment, test ... More

Keywords: amendments, constitutional amendment, constitutional design, constitutional law, codification, constitutionalism, formal amendment, informal amendment, revolution, unconstitutional constitutional amendment

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190640484
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190640484.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Albert, author
William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin

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