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Title:
The struggle for constitutionalism in Poland
Author:
Brzezinski, Mark.
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Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press ; Oxford : In association with St. Antony's College, 1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 254 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780333695784

9780312176129

9780333711095
Format :
Book

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Summary

This first time in paperback is the best comprehensive examination of the development of constitutionalism in Poland. In particular, this book examines Poland's long-term constitutional history, the adoption of a new constitutional framework after 1989, and the establishment of structures and procedures designed to institutionalize enduring respect for constitutional rules and principles. Notwithstanding continuing challenges in Poland, the groundwork for constitutionalism based on notions of limited government and reflective of European constitutional norms has emerged from the collapse of the communist system of power.


Author Notes

Mark Brzezinski is a lawyer and political scientist.


Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
1 Constitutionalism, Limited Government, and Transition to Democracy: An Analytical Frameworkp. 6
2 Early Polish Constitutional Historyp. 32
3 From Constitutionalism to Totalitarianism: Communist Constitutional Practice and its Polish Application (1944-89)p. 58
4 Democratic Rebirth and Constitutional Reform (1989-97)p. 82
5 The Emergence of Judicial Review in Polandp. 130
6 Constitutional Interpretation and Enforcementp. 156
7 Constitutionalism and Post-Communist Politicsp. 186
8 Conclusion: Law vs Power in Post-Communist Polandp. 206
Notes and Referencesp. 220
Indexp. 243

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