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Book Review: Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum , by Armin von Bogdandy, Pedro Cruz Villalón & Peter M. Huber. (Heidelberg: C.F. Müller, 2007)

Book Review: Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum , by Armin von Bogdandy, Pedro Cruz Villalón & Peter... Armin von Bogdandy, Pedro Cruz Villalón & Peter M. Huber (eds), Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum (Heidelberg: C.F. Müller, 2007 (Vol. 1) and 2008 (Vol. 2)). Vol. 1: Grundlagen und Grundzüge Staatlichen Verfassungsrechts, viii + 856 pp., ISBN 978-3-8114-3541-4, hb EUR 168 and Vol. 2: Offene Staatlichkeit ­ Wissenschaft vom Verfassungsrecht, x + 970 pp., ISBN 978-3-8114-6301-1, hb EUR 198 Handbücher (handbooks) have a significant and long-standing tradition in German legal scholarship. Fundamental developments of the legal and constitutional order have been observed, analyzed, supported, or even fought against through Handbücher. The most tragic example of this is Handbuch des Deutschen Staatsrechts,1 which was meant by its editors to provide an intellectual foundation for the young German democracy, of which however some of the Handbuch authors remained sceptical or even later proved to be downright hostile (most notably Carl Schmitt). The other monumental opus worth mentioning in this context is the much more recent ten-volume Handbuch des Staatsrechts.2 Roughly forty years after the foundation of the German democracy on the ruins of the Third Reich, the Handbuch des Staatsrechts was originally meant to present a settled and mature state-of-the-art statement of German constitutional and public law. From this starting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

Book Review: Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum , by Armin von Bogdandy, Pedro Cruz Villalón & Peter M. Huber. (Heidelberg: C.F. Müller, 2007)

European Public Law , Volume 15 (3) – Sep 1, 2009

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Armin von Bogdandy, Pedro Cruz Villalón & Peter M. Huber (eds), Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum (Heidelberg: C.F. Müller, 2007 (Vol. 1) and 2008 (Vol. 2)). Vol. 1: Grundlagen und Grundzüge Staatlichen Verfassungsrechts, viii + 856 pp., ISBN 978-3-8114-3541-4, hb EUR 168 and Vol. 2: Offene Staatlichkeit ­ Wissenschaft vom Verfassungsrecht, x + 970 pp., ISBN 978-3-8114-6301-1, hb EUR 198 Handbücher (handbooks) have a significant and long-standing tradition in German legal scholarship. Fundamental developments of the legal and constitutional order have been observed, analyzed, supported, or even fought against through Handbücher. The most tragic example of this is Handbuch des Deutschen Staatsrechts,1 which was meant by its editors to provide an intellectual foundation for the young German democracy, of which however some of the Handbuch authors remained sceptical or even later proved to be downright hostile (most notably Carl Schmitt). The other monumental opus worth mentioning in this context is the much more recent ten-volume Handbuch des Staatsrechts.2 Roughly forty years after the foundation of the German democracy on the ruins of the Third Reich, the Handbuch des Staatsrechts was originally meant to present a settled and mature state-of-the-art statement of German constitutional and public law. From this starting

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