The Political Dimension of Constitutional Law

Editors: Nogueira de Brito, Miguel, Pereira Coutinho, Luís (Eds.)

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  • Represents a comprehensive treatment of the political dimension of constitutional lawShows groundbreaking discussion and reassessment of Schmittian themes, namely political theologyOffers original contributions by leading scholars

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This book discusses in what sense constitutional law has a political dimension, raising the question whether constitutional law is fundamentally political as to its validity, terms of its origin, conceptual structure and/or corresponding practice. It also poses the question whether that dimension is a political-theological dimension. A positive answer to these questions challenges the prevailing view that constitutional law is to be conceived strictly as law, moreover as written law, approved at a certain point in history by a particular power and interpreted as any other law by the judiciary. The essays included in this book, written by leading scholars in constitutional theory – including Martin Loughlin, Paul Kahn, Manon Altwegg-Boussac and Massimo La Torre – address these questions in a timely and original way.

About the authors

Miguel Nogueira de Brito is Associate Professor at the University of Lisbon’s School of Law and Coordinator for Constitutional Law at the Lisbon Centre for Research in Constitutional Law. His main research interests are Constitutional Law and Political Theory. His main works are “A Constituição Constituinte” and “A Justificação da Propriedade Privada numa Democracia Constitucional”.

Luís Pereira Coutinho is Associate Professor at the University of Lisbon’s School of Law. His research interests are Constitutional Law and Political Theory. His main works are “A Autoridade Moral da Constituição” and “Teoria dos Regimes Políticos”. He edited “Eichmann and Jerusalem: 50 years after” and “Judicial Activism: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the American and European Experiences”, the latter with Springer.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Dimension of Constitutional Law
Editors
  • Miguel Nogueira de Brito
  • Luís Pereira Coutinho
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38459-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38459-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38458-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 189
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