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Published: 29 October 2015

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780198735427

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Traditions and Transformations

The Rise of German Constitutionalism

Michaela Hailbronner

  • Offers an introduction of German constitutional law
  • A contextual, in-depth account of German constitutionalism, examining its global influence
  • Employs a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective to place German constitutionalism in context with other legal systems including the US, South Africa, and Japan
  • Explores the features of German legal culture and society that have allowed the German constitutional court to establish its extensive domestic authority
  • Builds on and continues the themes explored in the ICON 2014 prize-winning paper, 'Rethinking the rise of the German Constitutional Court: From anti-Nazism to value formalism'

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