Constitutionalism and Political Reconstruction

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August 2007



This book offers a unique interdisciplinary comparison of the dominant trends in constitutional developments and legal change across different regions of the world in the last half century, bringing together the constitution-making of the post-colonial era with the post-communist political reconstruction and globalization of constitutionalism.


Preface Introduction Ch.
1: Constitutional Development and Political Reconstruction from Nation-building to New Constitutionalism Said Amir Arjomand
Part I: Nation-building, Modernization and Post-Colonial Reconstruction Ch.
2: Regimes Reinventing Themselves: Constitutional Development in the Arab World Nathan Brown Ch.
3: Constitution and Political Reconstruction? Israel's Quest for a Constitution Ruth Gavison Ch.
4: A Globalizing Constitutionalism? Views from the Postcolony, 1945-2000 Julian Go Ch.
5: The Rule of Law and Politics of Reform in Post-Revolutionary Iran Keyvan Tabari Ch.
6: Post-Colonial Collages: Distributions of Power and Constitutional Models, with Special Reference to South Africa Heinz J. Klug Ch.
7: Constitutional Engineering and Impact: the Case of Fiji Jill Cottrell and Yash Ghai
Part II: Constitutional Reconstruction Since the Fall of Communism Ch.
8: Parliament and the Political Class in the Constitutional Reconstruction of Poland: Two Constitutions in One Jacek Kurczewski Ch.
9: Constitutionalism and the Presidency in the Russian Federation Anders Fogelklou Ch.
10: Institutional Innovations and Moral Foundations of Constitutionalism in East Central Europe: Coping with Past Human Rights Violations Grazyna Skapska Ch.
11: The Constitution in the Process of Denationalization Dieter Grimm
Part III: Constitutional Courts and the New Constitutionalism Ch.
12: The Role of Constitutional Courts in the Transition to Democracy, with Special Reference to Hungary Laszlo Solyom Ch.
13: Constitutional Negotiations: Political Contexts of Judicial Activism in Post-Soviet Europe Kim Lane Scheppele Ch.
14: Women and the Cost of Transition to Democratic Constitutionalism in Spain Ruth Rubio Marin Ch.
15: Dissolution of Political Parties by the Constitutional Court in Turkey: Judicial Delimitation of the Political Domain Dicle Kogacioglu List of Contributors Index


Said Amir Arjomand (Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1980) is Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the founder and President (1996-2002, 2005-08) of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies. His books include The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam (Chicago, l984), and The Turban for the Crown (Oxford, 1988). He is currently a Carnegie Scholar working on the constitutional history of the Middle East.
EAN: 9789004151741
ISBN: 9004151745
Untertitel: 'International Comparative Soci'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2007
Seitenanzahl: 391 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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