Sophie Boyron, The Constitution of France: A Contextual Analysis

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Title: Sophie Boyron, The Constitution of France: A Contextual Analysis
Authors: Paris, Marie-Luce
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Date: 2014
Online since: 2014-10-01T09:44:43Z
Abstract: The Constitution of France is a welcome addition to the Hart Series on Constitutional Systems of the World. The Series provides up-to-date introductions to the major constitutional systems describing not only the current constitutional rules and structures, but also setting them in their historical and cultural context. This book is written by one of the leading experts in French constitutional law who draws on her line of substantial publications in the area. Boyron offers timely analysis on the seemingly ever sui generis French constitutional system which has undergone significant transformations in the last few years. The object of the book is the current Constitution enacted in 1958 ‘portrayed by [Boyron] as an innovative hybrid construct whose arrival brought the constitutional stability that had eluded France for centuries’. Two main leads are developed in this regard – one explaining what the current Constitution has achieved in the context of the overall French constitutional history, and the other explaining what the Constitution has achieved in terms of its own existence since 1958, with the significance of the 2008 constitutional reform emphasised throughout.
Type of material: Review
Publisher: University College Dublin, School of Law
Journal: Irish Jurist
Volume: 51
Issue: 2014
Start page: 206
End page: 208
Keywords: Boyron, SophieThe Constitution of France: A Contextual AnalysisComparative constitutionalismConstitutional lawConstitutional systems
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
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