Home Books Encyclopedia of World Constitutions, 3-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of World Constitutions, 3-Volume Set
  • Authored by: Gerhard Robbers
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816060789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6078-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $255.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 342.02
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 1136


How do the United States, France, Nigeria, and Chile deal with the problem of judicial review? Which countries guarantee their citizens equality under the law? Which states may suspend civil liberties in times of crisis? This informative reference work allows easy comparison between the constitutions of the countries of the world. Written by specialists in the respective country, the entries follow a common structure that makes the systems easily comparable.

Following a brief preface, the introduction explores the concepts of constitutional law and fundamental rights. In the A-to-Z section, each signed country entry begins with an "At-a-Glance" box that summarizes the governmental system, the legislative system, the date of the original constitution, the date the constitution was last changed, and more. This volume also includes a narrative discussion for each entry that analyzes the constitution’s basic principles, including constitutional history, governmental regulation of the economy, and the rights and duties of citizenship. Other features include suggestions for further reading, including sources for the text of the constitution in English and in the original language; appendixes that cover the constitution of the European Union and provide an overview of special and disputed territories; a glossary; and a comprehensive index.

Coverage for each country includes:

  • Amendments to the constitution
  • Basic organizational structure
  • Citizenship
  • Constitutional bodies
  • Constitutional history
  • Economy and economic rights
  • The election process
  • Form and impact of the constitution
  • Fundamental rights
  • Leading constitutional principles
  • Military, defense, and state of emergency
  • Political parties
  • Religious communities.


Index. Appendixes. Glossary. Further reading. In three volumes.

About the Author(s)

Editor Gerhard Robbers is a professor of law at the Institute for European Constitutional Law at the University of Trier, Germany, specializing in constitutional law, law of religion, and international public law. He also serves as judge at the court of appeals of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Freiburg and has published extensively in the field, including An Introduction to German Law and State and Church in the European Union.

Reviews and Awards


"With its ease-of-use, its thorough and unbiased coverage, [this encyclopedia] represents a wonderful addition to comparative government reference sources for high school students. Highly Recommended."
Library Media Connection

"This work is well organized and well written and will be very easy for even junior high students to use. It is highly recommended for all libraries."
American Reference Books Annual

"...a useful reference source, essential for academic and large public libraries and any collection stressing international politics."

"...easy-to-read design...Recommended..."
Library Journal

Title List Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World AlmanacĀ® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources