“... a highly welcome contribution as a well-researched handbook for all those interested in comparative constitutional legal studies in the Member States and the EU constitutional legal order....it offers plenty of 'pistes de refléxion' in the concluding section of each chapter and assembles a very helpful sample of legislative, jurisprudential and institutional developments in a well-chosen array of constitutional regimes of the EU and EU Member States.” – Benedikt Pirker,
European Law Blog
“...this book is a veritable tour de force as it is a tour d'Europe.
Comparative analysis of constitutional review from a neutral perspective encompassing eleven states and the EU, is a highly ambitious project, one that de Visser has achieved in accomplishing with great skill and eloquence. As the first volume in the series European and National Constitutional Law, we may look forward eagerly to the next volume, and hope that it will prove as engaging, diverse, and insightful as this book is. For any practitioners, academic or scholar of constitutional law it is a highly recommended read.” – Joelle Grogan,
EUtopia Law Blog
“Ultimately, Maartje de Visser's comparative contribution to the exploration of the constitutional review issue should be warmly welcomed as an even-handed, lucidly written and insightful addition to the ever-swelling body of scholarship in this area. Whilst it may be easy to overlook the fact, the author has managed to construct, without superficiality and with well-paced order, a comprehensive and credible survey of constitutional review practices across Europe - a survey that is at once a heavy-duty piece of scholarship and a generally fascinating book.” – Joseph Tomlinson,
Cambridge Law Journal, Volume 73
“[T]his book should be considered the new compulsory starting point for anyone interested in any key aspect of the constitutional adjudicatory process, and wishing to be quickly able to rely on authoritative points of comparison. … [I]t is difficult not to be struck by the quality of the research undertaken and the subtle nature of the analysis developed by the author on the basis of an impressive bibliography.
Written in an engaging style, which constantly holds the reader's attention, de Visser's monograph makes a decisive contribution to our understanding of the institution of constitutional review in Europe. There is little doubt that it will become a classic reference for the practitioners, academics and students of comparative constitutional law.” – Laurent Pech,
International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog (ICON-NECT)
“This forward-looking work is a thrilling travel through a winding and disregarded road, always looking to balance the general overview and a necessary didactical division of the work through the analysis of eleven representative European Countries.” – G. Cristofori,
European Review of Public Law
“...definitely to be recommended to constitutional and EU law specialists as a major contribution to some of the most timely issues they have to deal with.” – Jacques Ziller,
European Constitutional Law Review
“[The book] succeeds in presenting the plurality of different solutions in carefully chosen comparative systems...it should be read by lawmakers and the drafters of any legislation regarding constitutional court...[and] is a priceless tool for any teacher looking for examples in comparative law to help students better appreciate the logic(s) of constitutional review.” – Samo Bardutzky,
Common Law Market Review