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From Parchment to Practice: Implementing New Constitutions

Edited by: Tom Ginsburg, Aziz Z. Huq

ISBN13: 9781108738026
To be Published: April 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £24.99
Hardback edition not yet published, ISBN13 9781108487733



From Parchment to Practice explores the set of problems that arise when a new constitution has been adopted. All new constitutions must manage a balance or tension between two forces: aspirations for social and political transformation on the one hand and demands for preservation of old interests and institutions on the other. The period following the initial adoption of a new constitution, is the conceptual, temporal, and institutional bridge between the past and future. It is the moment when the transformative and the preservative forces in constitutional design can come into the sharpest conflict. Through a series of case studies, this volume analyses the variable nature of these type of conflicts - and the diverse means through which they are mediated, whether successfully or not.

  • Collects case studies from many different contexts to provide multiple examples of the early period of constitutional implementation
  • Investigates the tensions and challenges the implementation a new constitution creates
  • Analyzes the diverse means through which these issues are mediated, whether successfully or less successfully

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
1. Introduction: The First-Period Problem of Constitutional Implementation - Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Huq
Part I. The Problem of Transformation in Constitutional Design:
2. Looking "Backward" or "Forward" to American Constitutional Development: Reflections on Constitutional "Endurance" and "Adaptation" in the "First Republic" - Sanford Levinson
3. Marking Constitutional Transitions: The Law and Politics of Constitutional Implementation in South Africa - Rosalind Dixon and Theunis Roux
4. India's First Period: Constitutional Doctrine and Constitutional Stability - Madhav Khosla
5. Two Steps "Forward", One Step "Back"? Transformation and Correction in the Implementation of Ecuador's 2008 Constitution - Eric Alston
Part II. The Issue of Gender:
6. The Long Road Ahead: The First Period of a Gender-Responsive Constitution in Zimbabwe - Claudia Flores
7. Constitutional Reform and Women's Political Participation: Electoral Gender Quotas in Post-Arab Spring Egypt, Tunisia, and Jordan - Susan H. Williams
Part III. Institutional Development and the Role of Courts:
8. Explaining the Institutional Role of the Colombian Constitutional Court - Diego Gonzalez
9. Implementing a New Constitution in a Competitive Authoritarian Context: The Case of Kenya - James Thuo Gathii
Part IV. Authoritarian Transitions:
10. Transformational Authoritarian Constitutions: The Case of Chile - Tom Ginsburg
11. Authoritarian Straitjacket or Vehicle for Democratic Transition?: The Risky Struggle to Change Myanmar's Constitution - Melissa Crouch
12. The Ethiopian Constitution and Ethnic Federalism - Daniel Abebe

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