Constitutional Preambles: A Comparative Analysis (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2017) (Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law series)
6 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2017
Date Written: August 15, 2017
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
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