Asia-Pacific Constitutional Systems
  • Asia-Pacific Constitutional Systems
  • Asia-Pacific Constitutional Systems

Asia-Pacific Constitutional Systems

by Graham Hassall, Cheryl Saunders
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521591295

ISBN-13: 9780521591294

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book analyzes the formal constitutional changes that have recently taken place in the Asia-Pacific region, embracing the countries of East and South East Asia and the Pacific Island states. In examining the different constitutional systems in the region, it asks several key questions: What constitutional arrangements operate in the region and how can their

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Overview

This book analyzes the formal constitutional changes that have recently taken place in the Asia-Pacific region, embracing the countries of East and South East Asia and the Pacific Island states. In examining the different constitutional systems in the region, it asks several key questions: What constitutional arrangements operate in the region and how can their fundamental differences be explained? How do social, political and economic factors limit the effectiveness of the existing constitution? What lessons are gained for the practice of constitutionalism elsewhere?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521591294
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Map: the Asia-Pacific region; Introduction; Part I. Modernity and Nation-States at the Dawn of the Global Era: 1. Traditional states and colonisation; 2. The modern constitution; 3. Writing the constitution; Part II. The Constitution of Modernity: 4. The legislature; 5. Representation; 6. Head of state; 7. Constitutional revision; Part III. Democracy and the Rule of Law: 8. Courts and the judiciary; 9. The suspension of constitutional power; 10. Devolution; Conclusion: postmodernity and constitutionalism; Appendix: chronology of constitutional events in the Asia Pacific; Bibliography; Index.

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