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IEL Constitutional Law Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Constitutional Law includes information in book-length form written in English for 43 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in constitutional law for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in constitutional law.  These monographs include a general introduction on constitutional law followed by specialized chapters on treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, unwritten law, the legislature, the executive, the judiciary, citizenship and the administration of justice, competition law, and specific problems.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

Table of Contents
The Author
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Selected Bibliography
Part I. Sources of Constitutional Law
Chapter 1. Treaties
Chapter 2. The Constitution
Chapter 3. Legislation
Chapter 4. Jurisprudence
Chapter 5. Unwritten Law
Chapter 6. Administrative Regulations and Orders
Chapter 7. Codification, Interpretation and Publication
Part II. Form of Government
Chapter 1. General
Chapter 2. Head of State
Chapter 3. The Legislature
Chapter 4. The Executive
Chapter 5. The Judiciary
Chapter 6. Independent Non-Political Bodies in the Legis-
lative or Executive Branch with an Advisory
or a Supervisory Task
Part III: The State and its Subdivisions
Chapter 1. The Structure of the State: A Federal State
Sui Generis
Chapter 2. Outline of the Federated Entities: Communities
and Regions
Chapter 3. Decentralised Authorities

Part IV. Citizenship and the Administration of Justice
Chapter 1. Rules Concerning Nationality and Relevance
of Nationality
Chapter 2. Fundamental Rights and Liberties
Chapter 3. Constitutional Problems of Minorities
Chapter 4. Judicial Control of Administrative Action
Chapter 5. Legal Position of Aliens
Part V. Specific Problems
Chapter 1. War, Treaty and Foreign Affairs Powers
Chapter 2. Taxing and Spending Power
Chapter 3. Emergency Laws
Chapter 4. The Constitutional Relationship between Church
and State

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Lyonette Louis-Jacques
Foreign and International Law
Librarian and Lecturer in Law
D'Angelo Law Library
University of Chicago Law School
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