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Published: 12 August 2019

352 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190640484

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Constitutional Amendments

Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Richard Albert

  • The first comprehensive study of constitutional amendment rules
  • The first analysis identifying and theorizing the major traditions of amendment codification in the world
  • Introduces the concept of "constitutional dismemberment" as a contrast to the idea of "constitutional amendment"
  • Draws from constitutions around the world to show why and explain how leaders often make amendments in defiance of the constitution's own amendment rules
  • Demonstrates why no existing ranking of amendment difficulty is a reliable measure of relative constitutional rigidity

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