Method in Comparative Constitutional Law: A Comment on Law and Versteeg

New York University Law Review 2078-87

10 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2017

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Sujit Choudhry

Center for Global Constitutionalism, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This is a response to D.S. Law & M. Versteeg, “The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution” (2012) 87 New York University Law Review 762. Of the many questions raised by Law & Versteeg’s important article, I want to focus on two. First, as a methodological matter, do they measure constitutional convergence and divergence in the right way? Second, what is the relationship between quantitative, large-n work of the genre represented by Law and Versteeg’s article and small-n, qualitative work that has hitherto been the favored methodological approach in comparative constitutional law and politics?

Suggested Citation

Choudhry, Sujit, Method in Comparative Constitutional Law: A Comment on Law and Versteeg (2012). New York University Law Review 2078-87. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3026035

Sujit Choudhry (Contact Author)

Center for Global Constitutionalism, WZB Berlin Social Science Center ( email )

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D-10785 Berlin, 10785
Germany

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