Constitution Makers on Constitution-Making
Constitution Makers on Constitution Making: New Cases, edited by Sumit Bisarya and Tom Ginsburg (Cambridge University Press, 2022)
66 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2022
Date Written: April 18, 2022
Constitution-making has changed dramatically in recent decades. Compared with constitutional processes in earlier eras, we observe the increasing role of the international community in constitution-making, often as part of a broader intervention into a conflict, and increasing penetration of international norms into national contexts. There has also been a trend toward public participation in the process of constitution-making. In addition, constitution-making is now iterated over time, with multiple rounds of decision-making and bargaining. This chapter draws on the framework of Jon Elster to frame the seven case studies in this edited volume, drawing together themes and trends.
Keywords: Constitution, constitutional design, constitution making, international community
JEL Classification: K1
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