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Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner

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Making constitutions in deeply divided societies
Title
Making constitutions in deeply divided societies
Statement of responsibility
Hanna Lerner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How can societies still grappling over the common values and shared vision of their state draft a democratic constitution? This is the central puzzle of Making Constitutions in Deeply Divided Societies. While most theories discuss constitution-making in the context of a moment of revolutionary change, Hanna Lerner argues that an incrementalist approach to constitution-making can enable societies riven by deep internal disagreements to either enact a written constitution or function with an unwritten one. She illustrates the process of constitution-writing in three deeply divided societies - Israel, India and Ireland - and explores the various incrementalist strategies deployed by their drafters. These include the avoidance of clear decisions, the use of ambivalent legal language and the inclusion of contrasting provisions in the constitution. Such techniques allow the deferral of controversial choices regarding the foundational aspects of the polity to future political institutions, thus enabling the constitution to reflect a divided identity"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Hanna
Dewey number
342.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Conflict management
  • Political development
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
Label
Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: Part I.
  • Constitutions, Democracy, Identity: 1. Three paradigms of democratic constitutions; 2. The incrementalist approach to constitution-making; Part II. Varieties of Constitutional Incrementalism: 3. Informal consociationalism in Israel; 4 Constructive ambiguity in India; 5. Symbolic ambivalence in Ireland; Part III. Arguments for and against constitutional incrementalism: 6. Normative arguments for constitutional incrementalism; 7. Potential dangers; Conclusion
Control code
FIEb16915562
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781107005150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)694393898
Label
Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: Part I.
  • Constitutions, Democracy, Identity: 1. Three paradigms of democratic constitutions; 2. The incrementalist approach to constitution-making; Part II. Varieties of Constitutional Incrementalism: 3. Informal consociationalism in Israel; 4 Constructive ambiguity in India; 5. Symbolic ambivalence in Ireland; Part III. Arguments for and against constitutional incrementalism: 6. Normative arguments for constitutional incrementalism; 7. Potential dangers; Conclusion
Control code
FIEb16915562
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781107005150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)694393898

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