The Federal Republic of Germany at Forty
Donald P. Kommers, The Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany: An Assessment After Forty Years, in The Federal Republic of Germany at Forty 133 (Peter H. Merkl ed., 1989)
On 23 May 1989, the Basic Law became forty years old. Designed as a political framework for a new experiment in constitutional democracy, it has survived the vagaries and vicissitudes of the postwar period as well as the buffeting of its critics both left and right. It may not have fulfilled all the promises of its founders -- what constitution has? -- but under the usual standards for measuring the success of a constitution it has stood the test of time.
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Basic Law, constitutional law, Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Constitutional Court
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Kommers, Donald P., "The Federal Republic of Germany at Forty" (1989). Books. 356.