Constitution Making in Asia
Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, Volume 7, No. 2 (2019), 251-265
17 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2020
Date Written: March 9, 2020
This short essay is an introduction to a symposium on Constitution Making in Asia and the Pacific. It seeks to place constitution-making in Asia in the context of the broader global debate. In doing so, it develops the theme of the relationship between the local and the global in constitution making projects. It suggests four sets of factors that deserve consideration in examining the relationship between local and global influences: ownership, implementation, accountability and legitimacy. A final section reflects on the experiences of constitution-making in Asia and the Pacific and the way in which these factors play out in the various case studies.
Keywords: constitution-making, Asia, global
JEL Classification: K0, K39
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