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Sub-National Constitutional Law in Spain

By Agustín Ruiz Robledo


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Derived from the Subnational Constitutional Law component of the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of the constitutional law of Spain’s seventeen autonomous communities, as well as local municipalities and provinces and autonomous cities, provides essential information on each subnational unit’s sources of constitutional law, legal status, competences, and administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarification of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the distinct ways each subnational unit’s constitutional law affects legal activity and prospective outcomes.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the historical development of Spain’s subnational structure, as well as the varieties of legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations among the subnational units. The purposes and functions of autonomous statutes, especially in contrast to the national constitution– including the financial position and relationship between state and subnational components – are fully explained. Discussion of the various types of community law covers such matters as legal status and competences of legislative assemblies, parliamentary control over the executive, and administration and bureaucracy. Special issues include processes for amendment (alteration) and revision (replacement) of statutes of autonomy, political actions to reform the statutes, and rules concerning subnational citizenship and its relevance A chapter on the judiciary includes description of jurisdictional control of autonomous norms, judicial organization, and judicial review. A final chapter presents as samples the Statutes of Autonomy of Catalonia and Extremadura. 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 Spain will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Publish Date 03/26/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041195302
SKU 10058563-0001
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations


General Introduction

Part I. The Sources of Autonomous Legal Systems

Chapter 1. Statute of Autonomy

Chapter 2. Types of Community Law

Chapter 3. Jurisprudence

Chapter 4. Political Actions to Reform the Statues of Autonomy

Part II. Forms of Subnational Government

Chapter 1. General

Chapter 2. Head of the Subnational Governmental Unit

Chapter 3. The Legislature

Chapter 4. The Executive

Chapter 5. The Judiciary

Chapter 6. Independent, Non-political Agencies in the Executive or Legislative branch

Part III. Rights and Competences in the Statutes of Autonomy

Chapter 1. Rules Concerning Subnational Citizenship and Its Relevance

Chapter 2. Fundamental Rights and Liberties

Chapter 3. Autonomous Protections of Minorities (Protection of Minorities and Group Rights)

Chapter 4. The Distribution of Competences Between the State and the Autonomous Communities

Part IV. Local Government

Chapter 1. Constitutional Status of Local Government under the National Constitution

Chapter 2. Status of Local Government under the Statutes of Autonomies

Chapter 3. The Municipalities

Chapter 4. The Provinces

Chapter 5. Other Local Governments

Part V. Representative Texts of Subnational Constitutions

Selected Bibliography