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Framing the state in times of transition : case studies in constitution making

Washington, DC : United States Institute of Peace Press, 2010.
Descripción: xvii, 715 páginas ; 25 x 18 x 4 cm.

ISBN: 9781601270559

Analyzing nineteen cases, Framing the State in Times of Transition offers the first in-depth, practical perspective on the implications of constitution-making procedure, and explores emerging international legal norms. Thirty researchers with a combination of direct constitution-making experience and academic expertise present examples of constitution making in the contexts of state building and governance reform across a broad range of cultures, political circumstances, and geographical regions. The case studies focus equally on countries emerging from conflict and countries experiencing other types of transitionsa move from autocratic rule to democracy, for exampleor periods of institutional crisis or major governance reform. Recognizing that there are no one-size-fits-all formulas or models, this volume illuminates the complexity of constitution making and the procedural options available to constitution makers as they build states and promote the rule of law.

1. Norms of international law relating to the constitution-making process Thomas M. Franck and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

2. Constitution making and the right to take part in a public affair Vivien Hart

3. Constitution making in Eritrea : a process-driven approach Bereket Habte Selassie

4. Namibia's long walk to freedom : the role of constitution making in the creation of an independent Namibia Marinus Wiechers

5. Creating the birth certificate of a new South Africa : constitution making after apartheid Hassen Ebrahim and Laurel E. Miller

6. The politics of constitution making in Uganda Aili Mari Tripp

7. Zimbabwe's unfulfilled struggle for a legitimate constitutional order Muna Ndulo

8. The process of creating a new constitution in Cambodia Stephen P. Marks

9. East Timor's constitutional passage to independence Louis Aucoin and Michele Brandt

10. Between coups : constitution making in Fiji Jill Cottrell and Yash Ghai

11. The drafting process for the 1998 Albanian constitution Scott N. Carlson

12. The Dayton constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina James C. O'Brien

13. Constitution making and transitional politics in Hungary Andrew Arato and Zoltán Miklósi

14. Constitution making, peace building, and national reconciliation : the experience of Poland Lech Garlicki and Zofia Garlicka

15. Constitution making and democratization : the Spanish paradigm Andrea Bonime-Blanc

16. Conflict resolution and constitutionalism : the making of the Brazilian constitution of 1988 Keith S. Rosenn

17. Lessons of the Colombian constitutional reform of 1991 : toward the securing of peace and reconciliation? Donald T. Fox, Gustavo Gallon-Giraldo, and Anne Stetson

18. The Nicaraguan constitutional experience : process, conflict, contradictions, and change Lee Demetrius Walker and Philip J. Williams

19. The 1999 Venezuelan constitution-making process as an instrument for framing the development of an authoritarian political regime Allan R. Brewer-Carias

20. Big tent, small tent : the making of a constitution in Afghanistan J. Alexander Thier

21. Deconstituting Mesopotamia : cutting a deal on the regionalization of Iraq Jonathan Morrow

22. Designing constitution-making processes : lessons from the past, questions for the future Laurel E. Miller.

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