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,

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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