The Resource Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner

Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner

Label
Making constitutions in deeply divided societies
Title
Making constitutions in deeply divided societies
Statement of responsibility
Hanna Lerner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An exploration of how a constitution may be drafted in societies which lack entrenched common values
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
342.02
Index
index present
LC call number
K3165 .L445 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Making constitutions in deeply divided societies, Hanna Lerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; MAKING CONSTITUTIONS IN DEEPLY DIVIDED SOCIETIES; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; Title; Copyright; PART I Constitutions, democracy, identity; 1 Three paradigms of democratic constitutions; What is a constitution and what are its roles?; "The people" precede the constitution: the essentialist "nation-state" constitution; "The people" come together through the making of the constitution: the liberal-procedural constitution; Pre-constitutional consensus; 2 The incrementalist approach to constitution-making; Deeply divided societies; Constitution-drafting as a high-stakes moment
  • "Unity amidst diversity"Uniform civil code; National language; Constructive ambiguity; 5 Symbolic ambivalence in Ireland; The treaty debates; Conflicting visions of independent Ireland; Collins' goal of consensus; Deeply divided committee; The politicization of the constitution; London: imposed amendments; Debating the constitution; Symbolic ambivalence; 1937-98: the return of constitutional incrementalism; PART III Arguments for and against constitutional incrementalism; 6 Normative arguments for constitutional incrementalism; Arguing for consensual decision-making
  • Constitutional decision-makingEvolution or revolution; Informal consociationalism in the religious sphere; Escalation of the religious-secular conflict; The "constitutional revolution"; The counterrevolution; Consociationalism versus constitutionalism; Perpetual incrementalism; Constitutional incrementalism and the Arab minority in Israel; 4 Constructive ambiguity in India; A proposal for regional federalism: the Cabinet Mission plan; Rival paradigms of Indian nationalism; The failure of the May 16 plan; Formalization of the conflict; The Constituent Assembly after partition
  • Evolutionary process versus revolutionary moment of constitution-makingEmbracing competing visions; Preparing the ground for future political decisions; 7 Potential dangers; Compromising basic rights; Over-rigidity of a material constitution; Increasing tensions between legislature and judiciary; Israel: constitutional impasse; India: the debate over a uniform civil code continues; Principles versus practical necessity; Conclusion; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
  • Institutional design in multi-ethnic and multinational societiesThe incrementalist approach to constitution-making; Non-majoritarianism; Non-revolutionary approach to constitution-making; We the divided people: representing the existing disagreements; Transferring decisions to the political sphere; PART II Varieties of constitutional incrementalism; 3 Informal consociationalism in Israel; Refraining from drafting a constitution in the formative stage; "What is the State of Israel?"; The Knesset debates: February-June 1950; Constitution-making as resolving or exacerbating conflicts
Control code
ocn769342132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139101677
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613341891
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
334189
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25960362
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769342132
  • cbo0511793391

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...