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Jeffrey B. Meyers

than it is with the Christian one. Contra Justice Scalia, whom Levine describes as taking a more strictly Protestant interpretation in which “the interpretation of the constitutional text, used a rule-based view to formulate the legal issue in the case. [citation omitted]”, 38 Schlag, like Cover

Gerrit Pienaar

enforced and practised by most of the universities during the Middle Ages. 24 In reaction to the mainly positivistic views propagated by most universities, Petrus Ramus (1515-1572) a (later) Protestant follower of Jean Calvin, developed the ‘Ramus method’. His philosophy was characterised by a general and

Michael Salter

Impact of the Protestant Reformations on the Western Legal Tradition , (Cambridge ms : Harvard University Press, 2003) at 5, 248–255; R. V. Turner, Magna Carta Through the Ages , (London: Longman, 2003); B. Downing, The Military Revolution and Political Change: Origins of Democracy and Autocracy in

The Otherness in Comparative Constitutional Law

How Comparative Constitutional Law Comes to be Seen When Taught in English as the Medium of Instruction

Benedetta Barbisan

ccl with different sensitivities, interests and motivations. They may remark, for instance, that the German communitarian concept of the State to a certain extent might evoke the Confucian model of some East Asian countries (‘a kind of Protestant work ethic sans Western accent of individualism

Stefan Graziadei

protection in Europe] (Böhlau, Vienna, 2010), at 112–119. Northern Ireland, for instance, was characterized by an important gap in employment between the Protestant and Catholic communities. This was one reason for the outbreak of the ‘Troubles’. Due to strong affirmative action measures, this gap was closed

Henry G. Schermers and Niels M. Blokker

concerned states is, however, not correct. There are several examples of international rights being granted long ago to others, especially to minority groups. When Roman Catholic Belgium was united with the protestant Netherlands in 1815, the Dutch King had to accept that nothing would be changed in the

Yonah Alexander

by Over the past few years we have witnessed terrorism on almost a daily basis. "Protestant gunmen shot a Catholic to death in Northern Ireland; an Irish Republican Army bomb caused damage to London; a gunmen assassin- ated one of Yassir Arafat's intelligence chiefs in Lebanon" all

Ernst M.H. HirschBallin and Sophie C. vanBijsterveld

. Although the actual circumstances varied from country to country and the positions of the different churches varied as well, the resistance concerned protestant churches and the catholic church alike. Only in the United States the s i t u a t i o n w a s d i f f e r e n t . 2 ` The historic events which

Frederik Kistenkas

Althusius (1557-1638) occur. Basically Althusius (Johannes Althaus) has been a rather well-known writer in protestant countries only, especially in calvinist protestant countries, notably Scotland, Switzerland and (mostly) northern parts o f Germany and Holland. Nowadays he seems to be well-known in

democracy today. I n this book, the 150th anniversary o f the Netherlands Constitution o f 1848 is viewed from a critical perspective, reflecting on the relation between protestantism a n d the Constitution. It attempts to p l a c e constitutional a n d p o l i t i c a l changes in the Netherlands in a more