von Gall, Caroline ORCID: 0000-0003-4035-9184 (2021). The Concept of the 'Living Constitution' in Russian Constitutional Theory and Practice. Rev. Cent. East Eur. Law, 46 (3-4). S. 416 - 446. LEIDEN: MARTINUS NIJHOFF PUBL. ISSN 0925-9880

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In discussing the concept of the 'living constitution' in Russian constitutional theory and practice, this paper shows that the Russian concept of the living constitution differs from U.S. or European approaches to evolutive interpretation. The Russian concept has its roots in Soviet and pre-revolutionary Russian constitutional thinking. It reduces the normative power of the Constitution but allows an interpretation according to changing social conditions and gives the legislator a broad margin of appreciation. Whereas the 1993 Russian constitutional reform had been regarded as a paradigm shift with the intention to break with the past by declaring that the Constitution shall have supreme judicial force and direct effect, the paper also gives answers to the complexity of constitutional change and legal transplants and the role of constitutional theory and practice for the functioning of the current authoritarian regime in Russia.

Item Type: Journal Article
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von Gall, CarolineUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-4035-9184UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-563548
DOI: 10.1163/15730352-BJA10052
Journal or Publication Title: Rev. Cent. East Eur. Law
Volume: 46
Number: 3-4
Page Range: S. 416 - 446
Date: 2021
Place of Publication: LEIDEN
ISSN: 0925-9880
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Öffentliches Recht > Lehrstuhl für Verfassungsrecht, Völkerrecht und Rechtsvergleichung
Subjects: Law
Uncontrolled Keywords:
LawMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/56354


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