NEW eResources Spotlight: The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL)

FIU Law has been given trial access to The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL) until October 25th.

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law will provide a high level of analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles address a focused range of topics that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective. The articles will define and cover the basis and foundations of state formation and constitutional law, as well as analyzing and explaining underlying legal concepts such as:

  • human rights;
  • constitutional formation;
  • scope of state protections;
  • the defining structures of governmental makeup;
  • types of legal structures and interactions within a constitutional law system; and
  • legal constitutional concepts that make up constitutional law.

In addition, articles provide insight and detail into key cases that have contributed to or defined constitutional law concepts on a global scale such as Brown v Board of Education (United States), the Mizrahi Bank Case (Israel), the Minerva Mills Case (India), and Marbury v Madison (United States). They also discuss key instruments in constitutional law history such as the Magna Carta and the Charter of Medina, among others.

The service provides browsing and searching of all of the material within the resource based on keywords and subjects. MPECCoL content is also connected to the Oxford Law Citator—a state-of-the-art navigation tool which provides direct links to related materials within MPECCoL, other online law resources from OUP, and important references available elsewhere.

For a complete list of articles, please click here.

To Access MPECCoL, please click here.