Constituting Democracy: Law, Globalism and South Africa's Political Reconstruction / Edition 1

Constituting Democracy: Law, Globalism and South Africa's Political Reconstruction / Edition 1

by Heinz Klug
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521786436

ISBN-13: 9780521786430

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Against the backdrop of South Africa's transition from apartheid, this provocative book explores the role of late twentieth-century constitutionalism in facilitating political change. While using South Africa as a case study, Klug's larger project is to investigate why there has been renewed faith in justiciable constitutions and democratic constitutionalism,

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Overview

Against the backdrop of South Africa's transition from apartheid, this provocative book explores the role of late twentieth-century constitutionalism in facilitating political change. While using South Africa as a case study, Klug's larger project is to investigate why there has been renewed faith in justiciable constitutions and democratic constitutionalism, despite their many flaws. This examination of South Africa's constitution-making process provides important new insights into the role of law in the transition to democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521786430
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Law and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Post twentieth-century constitutionalism?; 2. Legal legacies and constitutional paths; 3. Constitutionalism in global perspective; 4. Constitutional strategies; 5. Constitutionalism in the democratic transition; 6. Global impact: international imperatives and their hybridization; 7. The constitutional court and the institutional dynamics of constitutionalism; 8. Constitutional imaginations and the possibilities of justice.

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