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Part V Themes, Ch.45 The Constitution in Comparative Perspective

Heinz Klug

From: The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution

Edited By: Mark Tushnet, Sanford Levinson, Mark A. Graber

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 January 2021

The late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been described as eras of global constitutionalism, as new constitutions have been (and are in the course of being) written all over the world, whether as the result of the collapse of empires (the end of the Soviet Union is the most obvious example) or the success of revolutionary movements within one or another specific country (think only of South Africa or Tunisia). While this historical moment has been shaped by multiple forces, including the post–World War II rise of human rights and decline of state...
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