Catalogue

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations.

Social Difference and Constitutionalism in Pan-Asia /
Edited by Susan H. Williams, Indiana University, School of Law.
imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014, c2014
description
xii, 364 p.
ISBN
1107036275 (hardback), 9781107036277 (hardback)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014, c2014
isbn
1107036275 (hardback)
9781107036277 (hardback)
contents note
Constitutions and difference : ideology and institutions / Susan H. Williams -- Negotiating differences : India's language policy / Benjamin B. Cohen -- Constitution and language in post-independence Central Asia / William Fierman -- Dreams of redemption : localist strategies of political reform in the Philippines / Paul Hutchcroft -- Constitutional rights and dialogic process in socialist Vietnam : protecting rural-to-urban migrants' rights without a constitutional court / Huong Nguyen -- Asymmetrical federalism in Burma / David C. Williams -- Hu wants something new : discourse and the deep structure of minzu policies in China / Gardner Bovingdon -- Sectarian visions of the Iaqi state : irreconcilable differences? / Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi -- Constitutionalism and religious difference in Israel (and a brief passage to Malaysia) / Ran Hirschl -- Chapter 9 : Australia's gendered constitutional history and future / Kim Rubenstein and Christabel Neville-Richards -- Islamic feminism(s) : promoting gender egalitarianism and challenging constitutional constraints / Asma Afsaruddin -- India, Nepal, and Pakistan : a unique south Asian constitutional discourse on sexual orientation and gender identity / Sean Dickson and Steve Sanders.
abstract
"One of the most vexing problems in the theory and practice of politics is the issue of difference. How do we build a just and stable polity in the face of identity differences that have historically been the basis for inequality, injustice, and violence? Such differences can take a variety of forms, including religious difference, race and ethnicity, language difference, urban/rural tensions, and gender. In many countries, divisions such as these are the fault lines that threaten the stability of the social and legal order. This book addresses the role of constitutions and constitutionalism in dealing with the challenge of difference. In the spring of 2011, a conference held at Indiana University brought together a distinguished group of lawyers, political scientists, historians, religious studies scholars, and area studies experts to consider how constitutions and constitutionalism address issues of difference across a wide swath of the world we called "Pan-Asia." Pan-Asia runs from the Middle East, through Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and into Oceania. This is a meta-region across which ideas and influences have traveled for centuries. It is also an area of the world that includes every type of difference in abundant supply. Pan-Asia, therefore, provides a wonderful laboratory for examining the role of constitutions in addressing difference. The existing literatures, while rich in other ways, do not speak directly to this issue of constitutions as a mechanism for addressing difference. There is a vast political theory literature on the relationship between democracy and difference"--
catalogue key
9161218
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Main Description
In many countries, social differences, such as religion or race and ethnicity, threaten the stability of the social and legal order. This book addresses the role of constitutions and constitutionalism in dealing with the challenge of difference. The book brings together lawyers, political scientists, historians, religious studies scholars, and area studies experts to consider how constitutions address issues of difference across Pan-Asia, a wide swath of the world that runs from the Middle East, through Asia, and into Oceania. The book's multidisciplinary and comparative approach makes it unique. The book is organized into five sections, each devoted to constitutional approaches to a particular type of difference religion, ethnicity/race, urban/rural divisions, language, and gender and sexual orientation in two or more countries in Pan Asia. The introduction offers a framework for thinking comprehensively about the many ways constitutionalism interacts with difference.
Main Description
In many countries, social differences, such as religion or race and ethnicity, threaten the stability of the social and legal order. This book addresses the role of constitutions and constitutionalism in dealing with the challenge of difference. The book brings together lawyers, political scientists, historians, religious studies scholars, and area studies experts to consider how constitutions address issues of difference across "Pan-Asia," a wide swath of the world that runs from the Middle East, through Asia, and into Oceania. The book's multidisciplinary and comparative approach makes it unique. The book is organized into five sections, each devoted to constitutional approaches to a particular type of difference - religion, ethnicity/race, urban/rural divisions, language, and gender and sexual orientation - in two or more countries in Pan Asia. The introduction offers a framework for thinking comprehensively about the many ways constitutionalism interacts with difference.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem