Exploring Subnational Constitutionalism

Perspectives on Federalism, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2012

325 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2012

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Giuseppe Martinico

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa

Giacomo Delledonne

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa

Date Written: July 11, 2012


This special issue of the journal is entirely devoted to subnational constitutionalism. To do so, it tries to adopt a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective and to identify constitutional patterns in those federal or regional contexts where subnational polities do not have a legal document formally called “constitution”. Some contributions have a national focus (on Belgium, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Ethiopia, and Macao). Other pieces, instead, consider the phenomenon from a comparative perspective, focusing on the external relations of subnational polities, the distinctive aspects of legislatures and legislative power at this institutional level, and the role of ordinary and constitutional judges.

Keywords: Subnational constitutionalism, Comparative constitutional law, Comparative federalism

Suggested Citation

Martinico, Giuseppe and Delledonne, Giacomo, Exploring Subnational Constitutionalism (July 11, 2012). Perspectives on Federalism, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2103705 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2103705

Giuseppe Martinico

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa ( email )

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Giacomo Delledonne (Contact Author)

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa ( email )


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