‘The Constitution of Belgium’ by Patricia Popelier and Koen Lemmens - Exclusive discount via BelConLawBlog - Belgian Constitutional Law Blog
Hart Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of ‘The Constitution of Belgium: A Contextual Analysis’. It offers an exclusive 20% discount on the book for subscribers and readers of the BelConLawBlog. Patricia Popelier (Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Antwerp) and Koen Lemmens (Associate Professor of Human Rights at the Catholic University of Louvain) In this book, the institutional structure and the principles governing the Belgian constitutional system are explained in the light of its historical, demographic and political context. Linguistic bipolarity and its historical evolution explain the establishment of the Belgian State structure as a dual federalism, with exclusive powers, instruments for consensus making and obstruction, and elements of con-federal decision-making. It also explains the evolution in the concept of principles of democracy and the rule of law. Besides describing the devolutionary process, the book also incorporates two other elements that have shaped the Belgian constitutional landscape: fundamental rights and Europeanisation.