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Part I History, Methodology, And Typology, Ch.2 Comparative Constitutional Law: Methodologies

Vicki C. Jackson

From: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Edited By: Michel Rosenfeld, András Sajó

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 August 2020

Methodologies of constitutional comparison vary at least as much as, if not more than, do methodologies more generally in comparative law. Methods vary in what they aim to do and in who is engaged in comparisons, particularly if the comparative enterprise is defined broadly to include doctrine produced by courts, features of government (such as parliamentary vs presidential systems, more typically studied by comparative government than by constitutional law scholars), and the processes of constitution-making and adoption. The methodological categories have...
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