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Guardian of the Constitution: Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt on the Limits of Constitutional Law

By: Vinx, Lars
Contributor(s): Kelsen, Hans, 1881-1973 | Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985 | Vinx, Lars [editor, translator.]
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: German Series: Cambridge studies in constitutional lawPublisher: London Cambridge University Press 2015Description: ix, 279 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9781107092686 (hardback)Subject(s): Kelsen, Hans, 1881-1973 -- Correspondence | Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985 -- Correspondence | Constitutional law -- Philosophy | Executive power -- Germany | LAW / ConstitutionalDDC classification: 342.54001 VIN LOC classification: K339 | .G83 2015Other classification: LAW018000
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Kelsen on the nature and development of constitutional adjudication; 2. The guardian of the constitution: Schmitt's argument against judicial review; 3. The guardian of the constitution: Schmitt on the President as guardian of the constitution; 4. Who ought to be the guardian of the constitution? Kelsen's reply to Schmitt; 5. Prussia contra Reich: Schmitt's closing statement in Leipzig; 6. Kelsen on the judgment of the Staatsgerichtshof of the 25th of October 1932.
Summary: "This volume provides the first English translation of Hans Kelsen's and Carl Schmitt's influential Weimar-era debate on constitutional guardianship and the legitimacy of constitutional review. It includes Kelsen's seminal piece, 'The Nature and Development of Constitutional Adjudication', as well as key extracts from the 'Guardian of the Constitution' which present Schmitt's argument against constitutional review. Also included are Kelsen's review of Schmitt's 'Guardian of the Constitution', as well as some further material by Kelsen and Schmitt on presidential dictatorship under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution. These texts show Kelsen and Schmitt responding to one another, in the context of a debate focused on a concrete constitutional crisis, thus allowing the reader to assess the plausibility of Kelsen's and Schmitt's legal and constitutional theories"--Summary: "The aim of this series is to produce leading monographs in constitutional law. All areas of constitutional law and public law fall within the ambit of the series, including human rights and civil liberties law, administrative law, as well as constitutional theory and the history of constitutional law. A wide variety of scholarly approaches is encouraged, with the governing criterion being simply that the work is of interest to an international audience"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-273) and index.

Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Kelsen on the nature and development of constitutional adjudication; 2. The guardian of the constitution: Schmitt's argument against judicial review; 3. The guardian of the constitution: Schmitt on the President as guardian of the constitution; 4. Who ought to be the guardian of the constitution? Kelsen's reply to Schmitt; 5. Prussia contra Reich: Schmitt's closing statement in Leipzig; 6. Kelsen on the judgment of the Staatsgerichtshof of the 25th of October 1932.

"This volume provides the first English translation of Hans Kelsen's and Carl Schmitt's influential Weimar-era debate on constitutional guardianship and the legitimacy of constitutional review. It includes Kelsen's seminal piece, 'The Nature and Development of Constitutional Adjudication', as well as key extracts from the 'Guardian of the Constitution' which present Schmitt's argument against constitutional review. Also included are Kelsen's review of Schmitt's 'Guardian of the Constitution', as well as some further material by Kelsen and Schmitt on presidential dictatorship under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution. These texts show Kelsen and Schmitt responding to one another, in the context of a debate focused on a concrete constitutional crisis, thus allowing the reader to assess the plausibility of Kelsen's and Schmitt's legal and constitutional theories"--

"The aim of this series is to produce leading monographs in constitutional law. All areas of constitutional law and public law fall within the ambit of the series, including human rights and civil liberties law, administrative law, as well as constitutional theory and the history of constitutional law. A wide variety of scholarly approaches is encouraged, with the governing criterion being simply that the work is of interest to an international audience"--

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