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Vol 22 No 6 June/July 2017

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Supperstone, Goudie and Walker: Judicial Review

Edited by: Helen Fenwick
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Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia

Edited by: Mark Tushnet, Madhav Khosla

ISBN13: 9781107068957
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £82.00



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Although the field of constitutional law has become increasingly comparative in recent years, its geographic focus has remained limited. South Asia, despite being the site of the world's largest democracy and a vibrant if turbulent constitutionalism, is one of the important neglected regions within the field. This book remedies this lack of attention by providing a detailed examination of constitutional law and practice in five South Asian countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Identifying a common theme of volatile change, it develops the concept of 'unstable constitutionalism', studying the sources of instability alongside reactions and responses to it. By highlighting unique theoretical and practical questions in an underrepresented region, Unstable Constitutionalism constitutes an important step toward truly global constitutional scholarship.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law, Other Jurisdictions , India
Contents:
Part I. Introduction
1. Unstable constitutionalism Mark Tushnet and Madhav Khosla
2. How to do constitutional law and politics in South Asia Sujit Choudhry
Part II. Forms and Sources of Instability: 3. The locus of sovereign authority in Nepal Mara Malagodi
4. Representation, regime, and resistance in Nepal Mahendra Lawoti
5. Constitutionalism and extra-constitutionalism in Pakistan Mohammad Waseem
6. The judicialization of politics in Pakistan: the Supreme Court after the lawyers' movement Osama Siddique
7. Elections in 'democratic' Bangladesh M. Jashim Ali Chowdhury
Part III. Reactions and Responses to Instability: 8. The Indian Supreme Court and the art of democratic positioning Pratap Bhanu Mehta
9. The judicialization of politics in Bangladesh: pragmatism, legitimacy, and consequences Ridwanul Hoque
10. Debating federalism in Sri Lanka and Nepal Rohan Edrisinha
11. Constitutional form and reform in post-war Sri Lanka: towards a plurinational understanding Asanga Welikala
12. Constitutional federalism in the Indian Supreme Court Sudhir Krishnaswamy.

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Cambridge University Press
£85.00
Constitutions, Religion and Politics in Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka ISBN 9781107183346
To be published October 2017
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
The Adventures of the Constituent Power: Beyond Revolutions? ISBN 9781107126794
To be published September 2017
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£75.00
Proportionality: New Frontiers, New Challenges ISBN 9781107165564
To be published September 2017
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£95.00
Perils of Judicial Self-Government in Transitional Societies: The Least Accountable Branch ISBN 9781107531048
To be published August 2017
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Assessing Constitutional Performance ISBN 9781107154797
Published April 2017
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£64.99
Buddhism Politics and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic Constitutionalism of Sri Lanka ISBN 9781107152236
Published November 2016
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Assessing Constitutional Performance ISBN 9781316608357
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£25.99
Reputation and Judicial Tactics: A Theory of National and International Courts ISBN 9781316621141
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Constitutionalism in Asia in the Early Twenty-First Century ISBN 9781107687745
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£22.99
Perils of Judicial Self-Government in Transitional Societies: The Least Accountable Branch ISBN 9781107112124
Published March 2016
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£89.99
Making We the People: Democratic Constitutional Founding in Postwar Japan and South Korea ISBN 9781107018822
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Presidential Legislation in India: The Law and Practice of Ordinances ISBN 9781107546028
Published July 2015
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£23.99
Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions ISBN 9781107546080
Published July 2015
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£33.99
Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy ISBN 9781107533103
Published April 2015
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£23.99
Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy ISBN 9781107112773
Published April 2015
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£67.00
Constitutions and Religious Freedom ISBN 9781107041448
Published March 2015
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£67.00
Reputation and Judicial Tactics: A Theory of National and International Courts ISBN 9781107031135
Published October 2014
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£67.00
Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes ISBN 9781107047662
Published April 2014
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Constitutionalism in Asia in the Early Twenty-first Century
Edited by: Albert Chen
ISBN 9781107043411
Published April 2014
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£72.00
Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes ISBN 9781107663947
Published April 2014
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£25.99
Comparative Constitutional Design ISBN 9781107665378
Published March 2014
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£34.99
Presidential Legislation in India: The Law and Practice of Ordinances ISBN 9781107039711
Published February 2014
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Published May 2013
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Consequential Courts: Judicial Roles in Global Perspective ISBN 9781107693746
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