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Comparative constitution making, Edited by David Landau and Hanna Lerner - (e-book)

"Recent years have witnessed an explosion of new research on constitution making. Comparative Constitution Making provides an up-to-date overview of this rapidly expanding field. Bringing together leading scholars from political science and comparative public law, this handbook presents a broad historical and geographical perspective, exploring debates on constitutionalism across the world. Contributions provide original, innovative research on central issues related to the process and context of constitution making and identify distinctive elements or models of regional constitutionalism. Insightful and comprehensive, this handbook offers impeccable guidance for students and scholars of constitutional and comparative public law, as well as political science, sociology and history, who are interested in the study of constitution making, democratization and post-conflict reconstruction. Lawyers, civil servants and NGOs in the field of constitutional advising and post-conflict institution building will also benefit from this handbook's unique insight".--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Contents: 1. Introduction / Hanna Lerner and David Landau -- Part I: Foundations 2. Revolutions and constitution-making / Andrew Arato -- 3. Constitution making and social transformation / Heinz Klug -- 4. International involvement in constitution-making / Cheryl Saunders -- 5. Constituent power, primary assemblies, and the imperative mandate / Joel Colon-Rios -- 6. Amendment and revision in the unmaking of constitutions / Richard Albert -- Part II: Techniques and processes -- 7. The constitutional referendum in historical perspective / Zach Elkins and Alexander Hudson -- 8. Constitutional design deferred / Rosalind Dixon -- 9. Making constitutions in deeply divided places / Brendan O'Leary -- 10. Civil society, participation and the making of Kenya's constitution / Yash Ghai -- 11. How constitutional crowdsourcing can enhance legitimacy in constitution-making / Carlos Bernal -- Part III: Contexts and Contents -- 12. Religion and constitution-making in comparative perspective / Asli Bali and Hanna Lerner -- 13. Constitution making and state building / Joanne Wallis -- 14. The making of 'illiberal constitutionalism' with or without a new constitution: the case of Hungary and Poland / Gabor Halmai -- 15. Constitution making: the case of 'unwritten' constitutions / Janet McClean -- 16. The making of constitutional preambles / Justin Frosini -- Part IV: Historical perspectives -- 17. Constitutionalism ancient and oriental / Patricia Springborg -- 18. First constitutions: American procedural influence / Lorianne Updike Toler -- 19. National identity and constitutions in modern Europe: into the fifth zone / Bill Kissane and Nick Sitter -- 20. Constitution making and constitutionalism in Europe / Chris Thornhill -- Part V: Regional perspectives -- 21. The unsurprising but distinctive nature of constitution writing in the Arab world / Nathan Brown -- 22. Constitution crafting in South Asia: lessons on accommodation and alienation / Menaka Guruswamy -- 23. Constitution-making and public participation in Southeast Asia / Melissa Crouch -- 24. Voluntary infusion of constitutionalism in anglophone African constitutions / Francois Venter -- 25. Post-soviet constitution-making / Will Partlett -- 26. Constituent power and constitution-making in Latin America / David Landau -- Index
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
1 online resource (640 pages).
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