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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.
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.