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Vol 22 No 8 August/Sept 2017

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Assessing Constitutional Performance

Edited by: Tom Ginsburg, Aziz Huq

ISBN13: 9781316608357
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £25.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107154797



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From London to Libya, from Istanbul to Iceland, there is great interest among comparative constitutional scholars and practitioners about when a proposed constitution is likely to succeed.

But what does it mean for a constitution to succeed? Are there universal criteria of success, and which apply across the board? Or, is the choice of criteria entirely idiosyncratic?

This edited volume takes on the idea of constitutional success and shows the manifold ways in which it can be understood. It collects essays from philosophers, political scientists, political scientists, empiricists and legal scholars, that approach the definition of constitutional success from many different angles.

It also brings together case studies from Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. By exploring a varied array of constitutional histories, this book shows how complex ideas of 'constitutional success' play out differently in different contexts and provides examples of how 'success' can be differently defined under different circumstances.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
INTRODUCTION
1. Assessing Constitutional Performance Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq

Part I: Defining Constitutional Performance
2. Hippocratic Constitutional Design Aziz Huq
3. What is a Good Constitution? Assessing the Constitutional Proposal in the Icelandic Experiment Helene Landemore
4. When is a Constitution doing well? The Alberdian test in the Americas Roberto Gargarella
5. Political Parties and Constitutional Performance Martin Shapiro

Part II: Managing Specific Constitutional Challenges
6. Constitutions and the Transition from Military Rule Ozal Varol
7. Constitutional Permissiveness, Constitutional Restrictiveness and Religious Freedom Hanna Lerner
8. Transitional Provisions and the Performance of Constitutions Sumit Bisarya
9. Time and Constitutional Efficacy: Implementation of Rights Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
10. Competitive Democracy and the Constitutional Minimum Core Rosalind Dixon and David Landau

Part III: Case Studies
11. Ambedkar's Constitution: Promoting Inclusion, Opposing Majority Tyranny Martha Nussbaum
12. Assessing the Constitution of Kenya 2010: Five Years Later James Gathii
13. The Arab Spring Constitutions: For Whose Benefit? Zaid Al-Ali
14. Stability in Flexibility: A British Lens on Constitutional Success Erin Delaney

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The Adventures of the Constituent Power: Beyond Revolutions? ISBN 9781107126794
To be published December 2017
Cambridge University Press
£75.00
Constitutions, Religion and Politics in Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka ISBN 9781107183346
To be published November 2017
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£85.00
Proportionality: New Frontiers, New Challenges ISBN 9781107165564
To be published September 2017
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£95.00
Courts and Democracies in Asia ISBN 9781107192621
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£85.00
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Assessing Constitutional Performance ISBN 9781107154797
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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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£69.99
Reputation and Judicial Tactics: A Theory of National and International Courts ISBN 9781316621141
Published August 2016
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£22.99
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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
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Making We the People: Democratic Constitutional Founding in Postwar Japan and South Korea ISBN 9781107018822
Published December 2015
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£69.99
Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia ISBN 9781107068957
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£82.00
Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions ISBN 9781107546080
Published July 2015
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£33.99
Presidential Legislation in India: The Law and Practice of Ordinances ISBN 9781107546028
Published July 2015
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£23.99
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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£67.00
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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£67.00
Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions ISBN 9781107032880
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Consequential Courts: Judicial Roles in Global Perspective ISBN 9781107026537
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Consequential Courts: Judicial Roles in Global Perspective ISBN 9781107693746
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Comparative Constitutional Design ISBN 9781107020566
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