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Published: 07 June 2007

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780199226474

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Interpreting Constitutions

A Comparative Study

Edited by Jeffrey Goldsworthy

  • International comparative approach to federal constitutional jurisprudence, looking at six major jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, Germany, India, South Africa, United States
  • Contributions from leading authorities from each jurisdiction, including Mark Tushnet (United State); Peter Hogg (Canada); Jeffrey Goldsworthy (Australia); Donald Kommers (Germany); S. P. Sathe (India) and Heinz Klug (South Africa)
  • Examines the use different interpretative approaches in practice, including textualism, purposivism, structuralism and originalism
  • Comparative reference to different social, historical, institutional and political circumstances sets the legal analysis in its broader context

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