Comparative methodology and constitutional change

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Comparative research expands over the traditional boundaries ofconstitutional law scholarship and deepens our understanding ofconstitutional change. This chapter addresses comparativemethodology in studying constitutional change. Discussion in thischapter is based on a theoretically and methodologically broad andflexible view shunning a narrow legal perspective. The chapteraddresses the methodology of comparative law, the purposes ofcomparative constitutional law, and the purposes of studyingconstitutional change comparatively. Also universalism andculturalism, the potential relevance of legal families, and legaltransplants are highlighted. It is argued that both qualitative andquantitative research methods can be used and that comparative studyof constitutional change allows different intellectual styles
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Change
EditorsXenophon Contiades, Alkmene Fotiadou
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationAbingdon/New York
Publication dateJul 2020
ISBN (Print) 978-1-138-49664-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-351-02098-5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • constitutional change
  • comparative law
  • methodology

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