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Comparative Constitutional Law (Festschrift in honour of Professor P.K. Tripathi)

Comparative Constitutional Law (Festschrift in honour of Professor P.K. Tripathi)

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This FESTSCHRIFT written in honour of an eminent constitutionalist and legal pedagogue of India, Professor P.K. Tripathi, consists of learned essays from renowned constitutionalists and jurists from all over the world. This 2nd Edition of the collection has been thoroughly revised, updated and substantially enlarged while retaining its original title and scheme.
The essays cover a wide variety of subjects some of which, such as judicial review of legislative and executive actions, the principles that should guide the judges in the exercise of judicial review, legitimacy of judicial review vis-a-vis democracy, human rights including civil and political as well as economic and social rights, are of universal nature while others deal with these and other subjects such as directive principles versus fundamental rights, compensatory discrimination, constitutional protection of civil servants, constitutional foundations of administrative law, relationship between different organs of the state, institutional safeguarding the rights and liberties of the individual, role of judiciary in the preservation of federalism, more specifically in the context of different countries, namely, Federal Republic of Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, Sweden, United States and Yugoslavia. The essays deal with all these issues very thoroughly and profoundly. Together the essays constitute an ideal work on comparative constitutional law. Not only do they deal with more than thirty important constitutional issues in at least ten different countries, they also cover as many as six different systems of law, namely, civil law, common law, Islamic law, law of the Far East, Scadinavian law and socialist law.
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Contents
About the Editor and Contributors
Table of Cases
PART I
CONSTITUTIONS, CONSTITUTIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND JUDICIAL REVIEW

1.    Political Judges and the Rule of Law
       RONALD DWORKIN
2.    Aspects of Judicial Review of the Constitutionality of Executive Action in the Federal Republic of
       Germany: A Basic Outline
       HELMUT STEINBERGER
3.   Constitutional Review of Laws by Constitutional Courts and Democracy: Problem of Legitimacy
       PAVLE NIKOLIC
4.   The Influence of Western Liberal Ideas on Gandhi's Constitutional Philosophy
       DIETER CONRAD
5.    The Role of the Courts in the Preservation of Federalism: Some Remarks on the US and  the
       erman Experience
       RUDOLF DOLZER
6.    Constitutional Federalism in Latin America
       JOSE MA. SERNA DE LA GARZA
PART II CONSTITUTIONALISM IN ASIA
7.     "One Country, Two Systems": The Future of Hong Kong
       JILL COTTRELL
8.    The Politics of the Constitution: Another look at the Ningkan Litigation
       YASH GHAI
9.   Constitutional Interpretation and State Formative Practices in Pakistan: A Preliminary Exploration
       UPENDRA BAXI
10.  The Future of Central-Local Relationship under the People's Congress System in China
        LIN FENG
11.  Legal System with Special Reference to Constitutional Law in Korea
        KWON YOUNG HO
12.  A Bill of Rights without a "Rights Culture"? Fundamental Liberties and Constitutional
       Adjudication in Singapore
       LI-ANN THIO
13. Constitution Making and Constitutional Change in Japan
       KOJI TONAMI
PART III CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
14. Free Speech Justifications 
       KENT GREENAWALT
15.  Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom: Background and Formation of
        Legal Principles   
        CHRISTIAN STARCK
16.  Religious Speech under Indian Law
        JOHN H. MANSFIELD
17.  Free Speech in Germany
        TORSTEN STEIN
18.  State Lawlessness and the Constitution: A Study of Lock-up Deaths
        MOHAMMAD GHOUSE
19.  United Nations Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, and the Strengthening of Democracy
        ROMAN WIERUSZEWSKI
20.  The Right to Personal Liberty in India: "Gopalan" Revisited with a Difference
        B. ERRABBI
PART IV ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS
21.  The Notion of Development as a Right: Reflections from an International Perspective
        PETER MACALISTER-SMITH
22.  Some Crucial Problems of Tension between Equality and Compensatory Discrimination
        PARMANAND SINGH
23.  The Concept of Human Dignity and the Constitution of India
        GOVIND MISHRA
24.  The Directive Principles of State Policy
        P. PARMESWARA RAO
25.  Human Rights in the Constitutions of the Western World: Some Interpretational Trends
        ULRICH KARPEN
26.  Human Rights and their Enforcement at the International Level 
        E.S. VENKATARAMIAH
27.  Directive Principles of the Indian Constitution and Nonviolence: A Macroscopic View
       B. JAGAT NARAIN
PART V
CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

28.  Basic Principles of German Administrative Law
        EBERHARD SCHMIDT-ASSMANN
29.  Government and Administration as a Constitutional Problem in Sweden
        TORSTEN BJERKEN
PART VI
CONSTITUTION AND THE CIVIL SERVANTS

30.  Preferential Treatment and Equal Access to Public Office: Some Remarks from the
        Perspective of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany
       HELMUT GOERLICH
31. Governmental Prerogative in Relation to Civil Servants
       HARISH GRANDER
Part VII
EPILOGUE

32.  Professor P.K. Tripathis' Contribution to Constitutional Law : Some Glimpses
        Mahendra P. Singh
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