Constitution blogging day in view of tomorrow’s presidential election

Tomorrow (Sunday, March 18, 2012) the 15th Federal Convention will elect Joachim Gauck president of Germany.

As I already threatened when there were speculations about his predecessors resignation, I’m seizing the opportunity to talk about the German constitution, the Grundgesetz. Today I’ll have several posts about its features compared to other constitutions and what I like and dislike about it.

If you expected a continuation of my series on Fourier analysis that will have to wait until next week.

Here’s an index of the post of this sequence:

1.  This post

2.  Nothing is quite as permanent as a provisional arrangement

3.  Nominal and actual power in the parlimentary system

4.  The two-headed Leviathan

5.  How to choose a head of state

6.  “Capital punishment is abolished.”

7.  Half-hearted federalism

8.  Eternal articles and judical review

9.  No direct democracy

10. Delegation and Europe

11.  Constitution blogging day wrapup

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