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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Culture

Lucas Lixinski

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

Subject(s):
Minority groups — Religious rights — Economic, social, and cultural rights

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. There are two core ways of thinking about culture in the realm of comparative constitutionalism. The first, inward-looking, way is how culture impacts on constitutionalism, and the connected debates about constitutional culture. The second, outward-looking, way focuses on how culture is shaped by constitutional text. 2. In relation to the first way, when thinking of culture in comparative constitutional law one can think of culture as shaping a specific legal tradition which informs and shapes constitutional law ( Post 4 ). Culture, in this sense, becomes the...
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