The Irish Constitution: Some Reflections from Abroad
THE IRISH CONSTITUTION: GOVERNANCE AND VALUES, Oran Doyle, Eoin Carolan, eds., Thomson Round Hall, 2008
34 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2010
Date Written: 2008
This paper offers some reflections on constitutional law generally, to the extent that such general reflection are possible, and then addresses three topics: philosophical and other influences on the Irish Constitution of 1937, the "problem" of judicial review in a liberal democracy, and the challenge of harnessing executive power, while also providing for energetic and effective government, in the circumstances of the contemporary world.
Keywords: Irish constitution, constitional law, Irish constitutional law
JEL Classification: K3, K4, K33
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