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The Resource Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner

Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner

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Making constitutions in deeply divided societies
Title
Making constitutions in deeply divided societies
Statement of responsibility
Hanna Lerner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How can societies still grappling over the common values and shared vision of their state draft a democratic constitution? This is the central puzzle of Making Constitutions in Deeply Divided Societies. While most theories discuss constitution-making in the context of a moment of revolutionary change, Hanna Lerner argues that an incrementalist approach to constitution-making can enable societies riven by deep internal disagreements to either enact a written constitution or function with an unwritten one. She illustrates the process of constitution-writing in three deeply divided societies - Israel, India and Ireland - and explores the various incrementalist strategies deployed by their drafters. These include the avoidance of clear decisions, the use of ambivalent legal language and the inclusion of contrasting provisions in the constitution. Such techniques allow the deferral of controversial choices regarding the foundational aspects of the polity to future political institutions, thus enabling the constitution to reflect a divided identity"--
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Lerner, Hanna
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
Label
Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781107005150
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)694393898
Label
Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781107005150
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)694393898

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