Em busca da força normativa da constitutição nas novas democracias

  • Márcio de Jesus Lopes Daniel (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This work starts by outlining the ontological classification of constitutions, first presented by Karl Loewenstein. Having done a comprehensive description of the classification, we will proceed with a a critical analysis, trying to pinpoint the normative strength of constitutions. We will have the opportunity to show that the challenge that constitutionalism faces today is mostly due to the appearance of new democracies, whose needs do not have a correspondence in traditional constitutional law. Because of this, we should look to the western constitutional models as having some limitations concerning their application to other cultures and geographical areas, which are beyond western conceptions and are seeking other frontiers. Thus, the focus on the american and german model has its main purpose in rethinking the creation of a new constitutional project in Angola.
Date of Award2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJorge Miranda (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Direito

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