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Constitutional Law in Portugal, Third edition

By Jorge Bacelar Gouveia
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Portugal provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Portugal will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Publish Date 06/15/2018
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041196163
SKU 10057492-0002
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

Preface

General Introduction

Part I. Sources of Portuguese Law

Chapter 1. The Constitution as the Main Source of Portuguese Constitutional Law

Chapter 2. Constituent Power and Constitutional Reform

Chapter 3. The Secondary Sources of Portuguese Constitutional Law

Chapter 4. The Non-constitutional Sources of Portuguese Law

Chapter 5. Legislative Function, Legislative Acts and in Particular Legislative Procedure

Part II. The Portuguese Political System

Chapter 1. The Portuguese Democracy

Chapter 2. Portuguese Organs of Government

Part III. The Portuguese State and Its Internal Organization

Chapter 1. The Fundamental Options in the Form of the Portuguese State

Chapter 2. The Political and Administrative Organization of the Archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira

Chapter 3. The Sub-State Administrative Organization

Part IV. The Rights of the Citizens and the Safeguard of the Portuguese Constitution

Chapter 1. Fundamental Rights

Chapter 2. The Guarantee of the Constitution and the Judicial Review of Constitutionality

Part V. Specific Issues of Portuguese Constitutional Law

Chapter 1. Constitutional Exception and Suspension of Fundamental Rights

Chapter 2. State and Religion

Selected Bibliography

Index

Volumes