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

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Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago Law School

Sumit Bisarya

International IDEA

Date Written: April 18, 2022

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ginsburg, Tom and Bisarya, Sumit, Constitution Makers on Constitution-Making (April 18, 2022). Constitution Makers on Constitution Making: New Cases, edited by Sumit Bisarya and Tom Ginsburg (Cambridge University Press, 2022), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4087001 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4087001

Tom Ginsburg (Contact Author)

University of Chicago Law School ( email )

1111 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sumit Bisarya

International IDEA ( email )

Stromsborg
Stockholm
Sweden

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