Popular Sovereignty and the Use of the Referendum – Comparative Perspectives with Reference to France

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Title: Popular Sovereignty and the Use of the Referendum – Comparative Perspectives with Reference to France
Authors: Paris, Marie-Luce
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6053
Date: 2012
Abstract: Constitutions are bound to evolve. A constitution which cannot change or adapt does not serve effectively its purpose since the values and principles it is based upon need to be 'brought to life' through interpretation, application and incremental revisions: in sum, a successful 'living constitution' has a past, present and future. In this regard, it is remarkable to observe how the Irish and French Constitutions have survived through time as two of the most enduring constitutions in Europe without either becoming a mere 'petrified object of devotion'.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Keywords: Referendum;Consitution of France;Constitution of Ireland;Bunreacht na hÉireann
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Carolan, E. (ed.). The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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