The guardian of the constitution Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt on the limits of constitutional law

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 Adjud...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Vinx, Lars (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2015
Series:Cambridge studies in constitutional law
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Kelsen on the nature and development of constitutional adjudication
  • 2. The guardian of the constitution : Schmitt's argument against constitutional review
  • 3. The guardian of the constitution : Schmitt on pluralism and the president as the 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 25 of October 1932