Control in Constitutional Law

Control in Constitutional Law

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Throughout the history of Western political thought, one of the main issues has been the problem of how to control governmental power. Every government may deteriorate and become destructive of the values it was intended to promote. This conviction has been expressed in the concept of "constitutionalism", the idea that all governmental power should be limited or controlled. Thus, constitutional government means limited government. There are several ways in which control of governmental power can be realized. The major features of constitutional government include separation of powers, representative government, accountability of the government and, actions of governmental organs should be reviewed by an independent judiciary. In the present volume, these aspects of control in constitutional law (including control mechanisms in specific policy areas), and the present problems they entail in different European countries are scrutinized. The book is recommended to constitutional lawyers and students of contemporary constitutional law.
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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 15.75mm | 585g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • 248 p.
  • 0792325303
  • 9780792325307

Table of contents

Constitutional Government and Control of Governmental Action. Crisis and Control: a "New Constitutionalism" for the United Kingdom from Northern Ireland? J. Morison. Comments of the Preparatory Work for the New Polish Constitution; Z. Kedzia. The Political Data-Gathering Scandal in Switzerland - Political Surveillance by State Authorities as a Problem of Constitutional Control Relations; U.W. Saxer. Separation of Powers as a Form of Control and the Dutch Constitution; M.T. Oosterhagen. Theses on Control in Constitutional Law; C.J. Bax, G.F.M. van der Tang. III: Problems of Parliamentary Control. The Influence of the Danish Parliament in the Formation of Danish EEC-Policies; J.A. Jensen. Parliamentary Control in the Netherlands; P.L. de Vos. Dutch Parliamentary Control in Theory and Practice; J.J. Pelle, M.P.C.M. van Schendelen. IV: Judicial Review of Legislation and Administrative Acts. Judicial Review of Legislative Acts in Greece; S. Flogaitis. Reflections on Constitutionalism in the Netherlands; C.M. Zoethout. Separation of Powers and Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions in Portugal; S. Correia. V: Operational Control: Three Areas of Government Policy. Education in the Netherlands and the Problem of Constitutinal Erosion; D. Mentink. The Dutch Broadcasting System and the Various Forms of COntrol; J.J.A. Pelle. Control of Special Facilities in Health Care; P.W.C. Akkermans, J.J.M. Linders.
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