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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law: Coming Soon

Your launchpad for global constitutional research 

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law is a new product within the Oxford Constitutional Law family. This online encyclopedia of analytical comparative articles offers a global overview of constitutional law in a comparative context. Developed with constitutional lawyers, academics, and students in mind, the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law provides seamless navigation between encyclopedia articles, linking to commentaries and instruments from the Oxford Constitutions of the World and US Constitutional Law products, as well as through reference pages on the Oxford Law Citator.

While Oxford Constitutional Law already offers our leading constitutional law books, comprehensive and updated constitutional texts, and jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction commentary on those primary materials, the addition of the new encyclopedia will provide a high level of analytical coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles—modeled on those in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law and edited by the same team located at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of 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 articles will define and cover the basis and foundations of state formation and constitutional law, as well as analyzing and explaining on a global comparative perspective the underlying legal concepts such as: human rights; constitutional formation; scope of state protections; the defining structures of governmental makeup; types of legal structures and interactions within a constitutional law system; and legal constitutional concepts that make up constitutional law.

In addition, articles will provide insight and detail into key cases that have contributed to or advanced constitutional law concepts on a global scale such as Brown v. Board of Education (United States), Mizrahi Bank Case (Israel), the Minerva Mills Case (India), and Marbury v. Madison (United States). The articles will also cover key instruments in constitutional law history such as the Magna Carta and the Charter of Medina, among others.

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law will provide browsing and searching of all of the material within the resource based on keywords and subjects. Content is also connected to the Oxford Law Citator: a state-of-the-art navigation tool which provides direct links to related materials within MPECCoL, other online law resources from OUP, and important references available elsewhere.

  • Provides comprehensive analysis of constitutional law topics in a comparative context
  • Introduces new insights via articles which carry out global comparisons of constitutional provisions
  • Seamless navigation between encyclopedia articles within the website and also to commentaries and instruments from the Oxford Constitutions of the World and US Constitutional Law products, as well as through references pages on the Oxford Law Citator
  • Browse by article subject and keyword listing, by date, and jurisdiction
  • Navigable via search and advanced
  • Email notification and RSS feeds notifying of recently updated material
  • "What's New" page features recently updated material in a timely manner
  • Clear and easy printing options with auto-generated PDF
  • Powered by the Oxford Law Citator, a groundbreaking research navigation tool providing direct links between all constitutions, commentaries, and supplementary materials, ensuring that all relevant content is easily discoverable and accessible
  • Over 500 articles once established

 

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

 

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