Introduction

Constitutional Preambles: A Comparative Analysis (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2017) (Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law series)

6 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2017

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Wim J. M. Voermans

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Maarten Stremler

Maastricht University

Paul Cliteur

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Date Written: August 15, 2017

Abstract

While their use and significance have increased in recent decades, constitutional preambles have received only scant attention in academic literature. This presents a uniquely quantitative and qualitative analysis of all the preambles currently in force around the world and addresses fascinating questions concerning their occurrence, content, style, function and legal status. Studying preambles not only helps us understand the phenomenon itself, but also teaches us more about constitutions and the constitutional systems in which they are situated.

Keywords: Constitutions, preambles, comparative analysis

Suggested Citation

Voermans, Wim and Stremler, Maarten and Cliteur, Paul B., Introduction (August 15, 2017). Constitutional Preambles: A Comparative Analysis (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2017) (Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law series), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3019445

Wim Voermans

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

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Maarten Stremler (Contact Author)

Maastricht University ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200MD
Netherlands

Paul B. Cliteur

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

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