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Constitutions, constitutional & administrative law: Constitutionalism & Rule of Law

Constitutionalism & the Rule of Law

 “a principle of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities, public and private, including the State itself, are accountable to laws that are publicly promulgated, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, and which are consistent with international human rights norms and standards. It requires, as well, measures to ensure adherence to the principles of supremacy of law, equality before the law, accountability to the law, fairness in the application of the law, separation of powers, participation in decision-making, legal certainty, avoidance of arbitrariness and procedural and legal transparency.” (Report of the [United Nations] Secretary-General: The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies (S/2004/616).

Subject searches to try in SOLO:

Separation of powers
Judicial independence
Judicial review of administrative acts

Some subject searches to try in SOLO

Judicial independence
Judicial power 
Justice, Administration of
Judicial process
Political questions and judicial power

Judges -- Selection and appointment

Search terms to use in SOLO - which could be limited by the name of a country/jurisdiction eg Democracy - Great Britain

Democracy -
Political culture 
Social structure 

Deliberative democracy

Subject search terms for SOLO (to which you can add the name of a specific jurisdiction). Expect the results to show that the Bodleian Social Science Library (our close neighbour) has useful titles.

Election law
Apportionment (Election law)
Contested elections
Representative government and representation
Elections -- Management
Elections -- Corrupt practices
Election monitoring
Political campaigns
Political corruption
Transparency in government
Political ethics
Democracy -- Philosophy

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