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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Methodologies of Comparative Constitutional Law: Historical Approach

Felix Lange

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 June 2019

Subject(s):
Constitutions and international law — Constitutional design — Comparative constitutional law

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. As a method, the historical approach describes a specific process through which one obtains knowledge about comparative constitutional law (‘CCL’) ( methodologies of comparative constitutional law ). The historical perspective is one way of looking at constitutional law as a research field, by analysing the evolution of law in different constitutional states and entities over time. By using the historical-comparative method, the researcher aims at understanding and explaining the historical development of diverse constitutional systems, institutions, rules,...
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