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Discover the Legal Effect of Constitutions

A key way to understand constitutions and constitutionalism is to understand the ramifications of such a document to a country, state, group of individuals. In Legal Effect of Constitutions, by Elena Bindi and Mario Perini, the authors provide insight into the specific legal effects that constitutional norms generate in a legal system. While there are political, social, and psychological effects a constitution may have on society and individuals, it is the legal effects which constitute a legal basis for the acts, actions, and conduct of public authorities. This article is one of the 10 new articles published in the September update of MPECCoL.

Launched on April 27, 2017 and overseen by editors Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum, Dr. Frauke Lachenmann (Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law), and Prof. Dr. Rainer Grote (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law), the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law provides a high level of analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles—modeled on those in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law—address a focused range of topics that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.


The following articles have been made freely available to offer further insight into the range and depth of this new resource:

Amparo
Authoritarianism
Judicial Systems in Federal Systems
Legal Effect of Constitutions
Right to Access to Information
Right to Education
Right to Privacy
Suspension of the Political Rights of Prisoners
Types of Federalism
Weimar Constitution (1919)

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September 28, 2017

September 2017 Update

Ten new articles have been added to MPECCoL, taking the total to 90.

August 25, 2017

August 2017 Update

Ten new articles have been added to MPECCoL, taking the total to 80.

May 5, 2017

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

Your launchpad for global constitutional research. Now available on Oxford Constitutional Law.

April 27, 2017

Announcing the launch of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

Your launchpad for global constitutional research. Now available on Oxford Constitutional Law