Recent years have witnessed an explosion of new research on constitution making. Comparative Constitution Making provides an up-to-date overview of this rapidly expanding field.
Bringing together leading scholars from political science and comparative public law, this handbook presents a broad historical and geographical perspective, exploring debates on constitutionalism across the world. Contributions provide original, innovative research on central issues related to the process and context of constitution making and identify distinctive elements or models of regional constitutionalism.
Insightful and comprehensive, this handbook offers impeccable guidance for students and scholars of constitutional and comparative public law, as well as political science, sociology and history, who are interested in the study of constitution making, democratization and post-conflict reconstruction. Lawyers, civil servants and NGOs in the field of constitutional advising and post-conflict institution building will also benefit from this handbook's unique insight.
'David Landau and Hanna Lerner, among the most knowledgeable students of constitution making, have gathered a highly qualified group of contributors from around the world to produce an exceptionally wide-ranging and informative volume. Scholars and practitioners will be able to benefit from this remarkable collection for years to come.'
– Donald Horowitz, author of Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia (CUP)
'David Landau and Hanna Lerner have skillfully curated a comprehensive, state-of-the-art collection of essays on the theory and practice, political virtuosity and legal craft of constitution making across time and place. Refreshingly cross-disciplinary in its approach, this volume is an essential read for comparative constitutional scholars, jurists, activists and constitution drafters worldwide.'
– Ran Hirschl, University of Toronto, Canada
'A stellar group of scholars offers a set of superb essays on constitution making. Combining explicitly theoretical contributions and country and regional studies deeply informed by constitutional theory, this book marks a major advance in our understanding of constitution-making around the world.'
– Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School, US
Contributors: R. Albert, A. Arato, A.Ü. Bâli, C. Bernal, N. Brown, J. Colon-Rios, M. Crouch, R. Dixon, Z. Elkins, J. Frosini, Y. Ghai, M. Guruswamy, G. Halmai, A. Hudson, B. Kissane, H. Klug, D. Landau, H. Lerner, J. McClean, B. O'Leary, W. Partlett, C. Saunders, N. Sitter, P. Springborg, C. Thornhill, L. Updike Toler, F. Venter, J. Wallis.
Edited by David Landau, Mason Ladd Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs, Florida State University, College of Law, US and Hanna Lerner, Associate Professor, School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University, Israel.