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University of St Andrews

1. Miles, David Jonathan. Stability or renewal : the judicialisation of representative democracy in American and German constitutionalism.

Degree: PhD, 2017, University of St Andrews

This thesis examines how American and German constitutionalism, as shaped by the U.S. Supreme Court and the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht), have mediated the tension between threats to stability and the imperative of renewal through occasional or constant interventions in their democratic processes. To do this, it primarily assesses the 1960s U.S. reapportionment cases and the European Parliament electoral threshold cases of 2011 and 2014. It also considers the ideas of four thinkers, theorists and jurists who have wrestled with the dilemma of how to maintain the bond between citizen and state: Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde, Hannah Arendt, Thomas Jefferson and Alexis de Tocqueville. Stability and renewal represent the twin orientation points for constitutionalism and the courts against which they must adjust to possible democratic threats, or new political and social forces in need of recognition. Threats to the state can emerge either from a surfeit of illiberal views in politics and society aimed at destroying an existing constitutional order, or when democratic channels become starved of new opinions through the constitutional or unconstitutional exclusion of voters and parties. A distinctive feature of the approach taken is the conceptual division between the ‘legal/institutional' space in which the Supreme Court and Bundesverfassungsgericht interpret constitutional meaning, and the ‘civic space' in which citizens accept or reject constitutional meaning. One central question is how American and German constitutionalism, and the U.S. Supreme Court and Bundesverfassungsgericht shape and influence the vital civic space that is integral to the democratic relationship between citizen and state, and the survival of the state itself. Ultimately it is concluded that without acceptance of the importance of law and constitutionalism by citizens in the civic space, the influence of the Supreme Court and the Bundesverfassungsgericht becomes purely institutional and effectively consigned to the courtroom.

Subjects/Keywords: 327.73043; Constitutionalism; American constitutionalism; German constitutionalism; US Supreme Court; Civic society; European Parliament; Democracy; Politics; Elections; Citizenship; European Convention on Human Rights; Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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APA (6th Edition):

Miles, D. J. (2017). Stability or renewal : the judicialisation of representative democracy in American and German constitutionalism. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of St Andrews. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10023/11056

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Miles, David Jonathan. “Stability or renewal : the judicialisation of representative democracy in American and German constitutionalism.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, University of St Andrews. Accessed August 03, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10023/11056.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Miles, David Jonathan. “Stability or renewal : the judicialisation of representative democracy in American and German constitutionalism.” 2017. Web. 03 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Miles DJ. Stability or renewal : the judicialisation of representative democracy in American and German constitutionalism. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of St Andrews; 2017. [cited 2020 Aug 03]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/11056.

Council of Science Editors:

Miles DJ. Stability or renewal : the judicialisation of representative democracy in American and German constitutionalism. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of St Andrews; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/11056


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

2. SANDRI, ANDREA. Genesi e sovranità. Le dottrine dello Stato federale nell'epoca bismarckiana.

Degree: 2007, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Si indaga la costruibilità della figura dello Stato federale a partire dalle teorie con cui alla fine del XIX secolo i principali teorici dello Stato e costituzionalisti tedeschi interpretarono la genesi del Reich. Le strutture genetiche fondamentali individuate servono quindi a valutare il senso delle modificazioni del concetto di sovranità all'interno dello Stato federale e il rapporto tra sovranità e supremazia competenziale che di volta in volta si delinea.

It is examinated the possibility of constructing the figure of the Federal state beginning from the theories with which the most important German political theorists and constitutionalists explained the genesis of the Reich. The fundamental genetic structures serve to estimate the sense of the modifications of the concept of Sovereignty within the federal state and relation between Sovereignty and competencial supremacy.

Advisors/Committee Members: MATTIONI, ANGELO, MATTIONI, ANGELO.

Subjects/Keywords: IUS/11: DIRITTO CANONICO E DIRITTO ECCLESIASTICO; costituzione federale, costituzionalismo tedesco, potere costituente, sovranità, revisione costituzionale, organismo statale, persona giuridica dello Stato, federal constitution, German constitutionalism, constituent power, sovereignty, constitutional review, organism, Juridical person

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APA (6th Edition):

SANDRI, A. (2007). Genesi e sovranità. Le dottrine dello Stato federale nell'epoca bismarckiana. (Doctoral Dissertation). Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10280/99

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

SANDRI, ANDREA. “Genesi e sovranità. Le dottrine dello Stato federale nell'epoca bismarckiana.” 2007. Doctoral Dissertation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Accessed August 03, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10280/99.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

SANDRI, ANDREA. “Genesi e sovranità. Le dottrine dello Stato federale nell'epoca bismarckiana.” 2007. Web. 03 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

SANDRI A. Genesi e sovranità. Le dottrine dello Stato federale nell'epoca bismarckiana. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; 2007. [cited 2020 Aug 03]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10280/99.

Council of Science Editors:

SANDRI A. Genesi e sovranità. Le dottrine dello Stato federale nell'epoca bismarckiana. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; 2007. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10280/99

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