Constitution Making during State Building

Constitution Making during State Building

by Joanne Wallis

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Overview

Joanne Wallis is a lecturer in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. She has previously taught at the University of Cambridge, the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University. She completed her PhD in politics and international studies at the University of Cambridge in 2011. From January 2009 to January 2012 she was an honorary Fellow of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. In 2006, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies at the University of South Carolina. She has also worked as a lawyer and has conducted research consultancies for Australian and international NGOs. Her research considers the role that constitution making plays in building states and nations in post-conflict societies, with a particular emphasis on the opportunities for engagement between liberal and local approaches to law, governance and development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107666658
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/04/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Joanne Wallis is a lecturer in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University, Canberra. She has previously taught at the University of Cambridge, the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria. She completed her PhD in politics and international studies at the University of Cambridge in 2011. From January 2009 to January 2012 she was an honorary Fellow of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. In 2006, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies at the University of South Carolina. She has also worked as a lawyer and has conducted research consultancies for Australian and international NGOs. Her research considers the role that constitution making plays in building states and nations in post-conflict societies, with a particular emphasis on the opportunities for engagement between liberal and local approaches to law, governance and development.

Table of Contents

Part I. Normative Justification for Participatory Constitution Making: 1. The normative justification; 2. A constituent process; Part II. Minimal Participation in Timor-Leste: 3. State building and constitution making in Timor-Leste; 4. Constituent power in Timor-Leste; 5. Constituted power in Timor-Leste; Part III. Extensive Participation in Bougainville: 6. State building and constitution making in Bougainville; 7. Constituent power in Bougainville; 8. Constituted power in Bougainville; Part IV. Evidence for and against Participatory Constitution Making: 9. Comparing the constitution-making processes; 10. Role in state building.

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