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Dissertation

Informal constitutional change

On Thursday 9 november, Reijer Passchier defended his dissertation 'Informal constitutional change'. His supervisor is Professor Wim Voermans.

Author
Reijer Passchier
Date
09 November 2017
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Key questions, central to Reijer’s dissertation are: how should we understand and identify constitutional change that takes place without (prior) formal constitutional amendment? Why do significant constitutional developments sometimes occur without new constitutional writing? And are alternative mechanisms of constitutional change capable of functionally substituting formal constitutional amendment mechanisms?