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Mission Accomplished
On Founding Constitutional Adjudication in Central Europe

Radoslav Procházka, Assistant Professor, Trnava University Law School, advisor to the Constitutional Court of Slovakia

 

Examines constitutional jurisdiction in the so-called Visegrad Four: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The creation of constitutional courts was one of the major milestones in the re-creation of the democratic system in these countries. In Europe constitutional courts exert much of the functions of the Supreme Court of the US. However, the immediate western European samples showed marked differences, which is why besides similarities, the theory and practice of constitutional law show differences in these four countries. Procházka analyses and explains these similarities and differences.

Mission Accomplished contributes to the literature on comparative constitutional law by offering insights into the constitutional discourses that go beyond the discussion of notorious cases and events in these four countries. Procházka argues that the various historical, cultural, socio-psychological, political and institutional contexts have translated into different modes of constitutional adjudication and interpretation.

"...it provides a comprehensive account of both the role of constitutional adjudication in the process of transition to democracy in these countries, and of the interpretative strategies of the courts." - Political Studies Review

"superb account of constitutional review in post-Communist Central Europe ... Procházka's book delivers on its promises: it offers a rich, complete account of the courts' origins, design and reach, and does so in language accessible to most readers." - Central Europe

"...this volume offers a fascinating account of the road leading to the establishment of constitutional adjudication in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, with attention to the cultural, political, and psychological difference found in each." - Reference and Research Book News

"Insgesamt ... gehört das Buch zum besten, was zum Thema geschrieben wurde. Alle weiteren Arbeiten werden sich mit Procházka's Thesen auseneinanderstezen müssen." - Osteuropa

420 pages, 2002
ISBN 978-963-9241-51-0 cloth $49.95 / €42.95 / Ł33.00

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