Constituting Democracy: Law, Globalism and South Africa's Political Reconstruction available in Hardcover
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- 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, 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.
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.