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Part I History, Methodology, And Typology, Ch.4 Types of Constitutions

Dieter Grimm

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: 27 September 2020

Typologies of constitutions are not at the centre of the rapidly growing literature on constitutionalism. If typological considerations appear at all, they form a by-product rather than the main concern of constitutional research. Moreover, the criteria for typifying constitutions vary from author to author. Although other criteria are easily conceivable, the question why some were chosen and others not remains mostly unanswered. But is this really surprising? The criteria according to which constitutions can be typified are innumerable. A choice has to be made...
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