Constitutionalism in Context

Constitutionalism in Context

Constitutionalism in Context

Constitutionalism in Context


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With its emphasis on emerging and cutting-edge debates in the study of comparative constitutional law and politics, its suitability for both research and teaching use, and its distinguished and diverse cast of contributors, this handbook is a must-have for scholars and instructors alike. This versatile volume combines the depth and rigor of a scholarly reference work with features for teaching in law and social science courses. Its interdisciplinary case-study approach provides political and historical as well as legal context: each modular chapter offers an overview of a topic and a jurisdiction, followed by a case study that simultaneously contextualizes both. Its forward-looking and highly diverse selection of topics and jurisdictions fills gaps in the literature on the Global South as well as the West. A timely section on challenges to liberal constitutional democracy addresses pressing concerns about democratic backsliding and illiberal and/or authoritarian regimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108447652
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/20/2022
Series: Comparative Constitutional Law and Policy
Pages: 610
Sales rank: 979,697
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

David S. Law is the E. James Kelly, Jr. – Class of 1965 Research Professor of Law and Courtesy Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, and Honorary Professor of Law (formerly Sir Y. K. Pao Chair in Public Law) at the University of Hong Kong. Trained as both a political scientist and a comparative law scholar, he has taught at universities around the world including Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Washington University in St. Louis, National Taiwan University, and Seoul National University. His widely translated work has been featured in a variety of international media, including front-page coverage in the New York Times.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to the Field: 1. Introduction: Pedagogy and conceptualization of the field David S. Law; 2. The state of the field Tom Ginsburg; 3. Methodology and research design Ran Hirschl; Part II. Concepts and Definitions: 4. Constitutions and constitutionalism: China Albert H. Y. Chen; Part III. Constitutional Drafting and Revision: 5. Constitution-making for divided societies: Afghanistan Clark B. Lombardi and Shamshad Pasarlay; 6. Constitutional history and constitutional migration: Nepal Mara Malagodi; 7. Constitutional transformation: Hungary Yaniv Roznai; 8. International law and constitution-making: Sudan Markus Böckenförde; Part IV. Constitutional Adjudication and Interpretation: 9. Judicial review of constitutional amendments: Taiwan David S. Law and Hsiang-Yang Hsieh; 10. Nonjudicial constitutional interpretation: Netherlands Maartje de Visser; 11. Transnational judicial communication: The European Union Elaine Mak and David S. Law; Part V. Rights: 12. Social and economic rights: Argentina Julieta Rossi and Daniel M. Brinks; 13. LGBTQ rights: Singapore Lynette J. Chua; 14. Indigenous rights: New Zealand Matthew S. R. Palmer; 15. Citizenship and nationality: Cyprus Achilles Emilianides and Christos Papastylianos; 16. Affirmative action: Brazil Adilson José Moreira; Part VI. Structure: 17. Subnational constitutionalism: Hong Kong Cora Chan; 18. Electoral systems: Indonesia Simon Butt; 19. Fourth-branch institutions: South Africa Mark Tushnet; Part VII. Challenges to Liberal Democratic Constitutionalism: 20. Islamic Constitutionalism: Iran Mirjam Künkler and David S. Law; 21. Military influence on the constitutional order: Turkey Ozan O. Varol; 22. Constitutional backsliding: Colombia David Landau; 23. Privatization of constitutional law: Thailand Victor V. Ramraj and Thitinant Tengaumnuay.
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