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The Spanish Constitutional Court faces direct democracy

The Spanish Constitutional Court is about to render one of the most important decisions in its history. The case concerns the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia, a region in Spain that has traditionally had a strong nationalist movement. Under the Spanish Constitution of 1978, Spain was divided into 17 Autonomous Communities. Each Community has its

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Published on September 23, 2009
Author:          Filed under: constitutional theory, hp, Spain, Victor Ferreres Comella
 
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Why constitutional theory needs to be comparative and international

What’s wrong with mainstream constitutional theory? Among other things, it is neither comparative nor international, at a time when other countries and the international legal regime are in need of constitutionalization and might actually benefit from some applied theory. Here’s a rundown of the argument, with thanks to both the Constitution in 2020 and Balkinization

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Published on September 18, 2009
Author:          Filed under: constitutional theory, David Law, hp