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Comparative Constitution Making

Edited by: David Landau, Hanna Lerner

ISBN13: 9781785365256
Published: November 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £215.00

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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.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
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

Series: Research Handbooks in Comparative Constitutional Law Series

Comparative Constitutional Theory ISBN 9781784719142
Published August 2019
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Constitutions and Gender ISBN 9781784716974
Published February 2019
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Comparative Constitutional Theory ISBN 9781784719128
Published February 2018
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Constitutions and Gender ISBN 9781784716950
Published September 2017
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited