A collection of essays titled, “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” address the challenges facing constitutional creation, such as territorial disagreements. The essays specifically reference the crises in countries such as Myanmar, Yemen, and Libya.
The essay anthology includes 17 case studies of countries deliberating over the creation of constitutions, countries with diverse populations and distinctive political regions, and countries where territorial politics take a back seat to other affairs, and bi-communal countries. In addition to Libya, Myanmar, and Yemen, countries such as Iraq, Kenya, Spain, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Cyprus are studied extensively.
For scholars of federalism, asymmetric devolution, devolution, and consociational democracies, this collection of essays provides extremely valuable insights. The essay anthology is joined by a policy paper authored by the illustrious Sujit Choudhry and Geroge Anderson, which provides insight into how the authoring of constitutions is impacted by territorial claims. The ultimate goal of each of the essays is to offer realistic policy recommendations within the scope of territorial and political cleavages.
Sujit Choudhry, editor of the collection of essays and author of the companion policy paper, is an internationally renowned authority on the complexities of comparative constitutional law, a barrister and solicitor, and an advisor of governance and constitution building. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field, Choudhry is a capable editor and commentator on all matters of constitutional law and territorial cleavages. His advisory experience includes countries like Tunisia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Myanmar, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, Yemen, Ukraine, and South Africa.
George Anderson, the former CEO of the Forum of Federations and a one-time deputy minister for the Canadian government, co-edited the collection and co-authored the policy paper alongside Choudhry. Anderson is a fellow at the Center for Democracy and Diversity at the Queen’s University in Canada.
The essay collection is sure to provide crucial information for policy authors and constitutional scholars for years to come.
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