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Constitutionalism and Democracy : Transitions in the Contemporary World. The American Council of Learned Societies - Douglas Greenberg

Constitutionalism and Democracy

Transitions in the Contemporary World. The American Council of Learned Societies

By: Douglas Greenberg (Editor), Stanley N. Katz (Editor), Steven C. Wheatley (Editor), Melanie Beth Oliviero (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th July 1993
ISBN: 9780195071078
Number Of Pages: 416

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The political changes which have occurred in the last three years have been phenomenal--the dissolving of the former Soviet Union, the impending union of Western Europe, and the evolution of democracy in Eastern Europe. What changes have occurred in the legal structure of these countries? How have their constitutions been affected by these developments? Stanley Katz, Douglas Greenberg, and other scholars and politicians from numerous countries discuss in this work the experiences of constitutionalism. Previously, little work has been done in this field, but now Constitutionalism and Democracy represents the range and depth for serious constitutional analysis. Discussing concrete issues such as human rights, nationalism, and pluralism, this volume will be essential in understanding the phenomenon of constitutionalism in various parts of the world.

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"A valuable addition to any collection on comparative constitutional law."--Bimonthly Review of Law Books "All are extraordinary pieces and will contribute in an important way to this developing field....Of note is the excellent overview essay."--Choice

Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. xv
Constitutions, Constitutionalism, and Democracyp. 3
Constitutionalism in Europe Since 1945: Reconstruction and Reappraisalp. 26
Transition to Democracy, Corporatism, and Presidentialism with Special Reference to Latin Americap. 46
Constitutions Without Constitutionalism: Reflections on an African Political Paradoxp. 65
Human Rights
Human Rights in Constitutional Order and in Political Practice in Latin Americap. 85
The National Question, Secession and Constitutionalism: The Mediation of Competing Claims to Self-Determinationp. 105
European Courts and Human Rightsp. 126
Social Movements, Constitutionalism, and Human Rights: Comments from the Malaysian and Indonesian Experiencesp. 139
Pluralism and Nationalism
Uses and Usurpation of Constitutional Ideologyp. 159
Social Movements and Constitutionalism: The African Contextp. 172
The Theory of the State in the Third World and the Problematics of Constitutionalismp. 186
Constitutionalism and The Nationalist Discourse: The Indian Experiencep. 197
Institutional Arrangements
Reconstructing Political Space: Militarism and Constitutionalism in Africap. 215
Providing for the Common Defense: What Latin American Constitutions Have to Say About The Region's Armed Forcesp. 235
Parliamentary Democracy in Europe 1992: Tentative Questions and Answersp. 349
Constitutional Conundrums in Europe
The Necessity and Impossibility of Simultaneous Economic and Political Reformp. 267
Parliamentary Crisis and How to Strengthen Democracyp. 275
Iberian Case Study: The Constitutionalism of Democratizationp. 287
The Role of the State: Contradictions in the Transition to Democracyp. 300
Perspectives on the Current Constitutional Situation in Polandp. 312
Rule by Law in East Central Europe: Is The Emperor's New Suit a Straightjacket?p. 321
Reflections on Constitutionalism
Latin America: Constitutionalism and the Political Traditions of Liberalism and Socialismp. 339
Constitutionalism: A Timely Revivalp. 354
The Crisis of Constitutionalism: South Asian Perspectivesp. 361
Constitutionalism in Africa: Some Conclusionsp. 366
Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9780195071078
ISBN-10: 0195071077
Series: American Council of Learned Societies Comparative Constitutionalism Papers
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 7th July 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.2  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 0.77