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Mon, November 16, 2015 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  WCC 2009

Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia

Book Talk

Mark TushnetWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Rohit De, Associate Research Scholar in Law, Yale

Nick Robinson, Resident Fellow, Center on the Legal Profession

Cosponsored with Harvard Law School

Although the field of constitutional law has become increasingly comparative in recent years, its geographic focus has remained limited. South Asia, despite being the site of the world’s largest democracy and a vibrant if turbulent constitutionalism, is one of the important neglected regions within the field. This book remedies this lack of attention by providing a detailed examination of constitutional law and practice in five South Asian countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Identifying a common theme of volatile change, it develops the concept of “unstable constitutionalism,” studying the sources of instability alongside reactions and responses to it. By highlighting unique theoretical and practical questions in an underrepresented region, Unstable Constitutionalism constitutes an important step toward truly global constitutional scholarship.

Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 04:00pm

Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 05:30pm

WCC 2009, Harvard Law School

WCC 2009, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA