BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Berkeley, School of Law professor Sujit Choudhry, released a new volume on the process of creating constitutions. "Constitution Making" is a collection of notable academic contributions, case studies and classic topical articles on constitutional law.
"It is a privilege to be included in such a topical law series," Choudhry said. "Constitutions are a central feature of the modern nation-state - it is important that they are well researched."
An authority on comparative constitutional law, Choudhry wrote the introductory chapter and co-edited the constitutional law series with fellow law professor Tom Ginsburg of the University of Chicago Law School.
"Constitution Making" recounts examples of various constitution-making situations and their results. In the book, Choudhry outlines the recent wave of constitution-making decisions made by struggling democracies in the Arab springs, South Africa, and Spain. All the while pointing out that even stable democracies like Chile, have called for a new constitution because they want an improved document untainted by their difficult past.
Published by the academic press Edward Elgar Publishing in December 2016, "Constitution Making" is available for purchase online. This volume ensures a wide geographic and historical coverage of circumstances in which constitutions are made.
For more information visit: http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/constitution-making.
About writer and co-editor Sujit Choudhry:
Sujit Choudhry, the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley Law School, is an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law. He has in-depth field experience as an advisor to constitution building processes, including in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Ukraine. He has lectured or spoken in over two dozen countries. Professor Choudhry's research addresses a broad variety of issues in comparative constitutional law.
About writer and co-editor Tom Ginsburg:
Tom Ginsburg, the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago Law School, focuses on comparative and international law from an interdisciplinary perspective. He holds a BA, JD, and PHD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, an effort to gather and analyze the constitutions of all independent nation-states since 1789.
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