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Constitution Making during State Building.

Author: Joanne Wallis
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that fragmented, divided societies that aren''t immediately compatible with centralised statehood can best adjust by emphasising the role of constitution making.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wallis, Joanne.
Constitution Making during State Building.
New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Wallis
ISBN: 9781316157541 1316157547
OCLC Number: 891445911
Notes: Brief historical background of Bougainville.
Description: 1 online resource (422 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of maps; List of tables; Acknowledgments; List of acronyms; Introduction; Part I Normative justification for a constituent process; 1 The normative justification; What is a state?; The social contract; The constitution as social contract; Constituent power; Constituted power; Liberal-local hybrid approach to state building; Constituent process; 2 A constituent process; Constitution making; Constituent process; Questions about a constituent process; Part II Minimal participation in Timor-Leste. 3 State building and constitution making in Timor-LesteBrief historical background of Timor-Leste; Contextual description of the state-building project; Main elements of the constitution-making process; The time frame given for the process; The type of institution that was designated to draft the constitution; The method by which the constitution drafters were selected, and how representative they were; The manner in which the designated institution drafted the constitution; The levels of publicity and secrecy involved in the process. The opportunities for public participation and its role in the processThe degree of international involvement; The manner in which the constitution was adopted; Whether the constitution was adopted on an interim basis or included a ""sunset"" clause; 4 Constituent power in Timor-Leste; Contextual description of political developments since independence; The role of participation in constituting the political community; Does the constitution enumerate a unifying national identity?; Official historical narrative; National symbols; Defining national identity; Timorese citizenship. Has reconciliation been achieved?Between integration and independence supporters; Between political elites; Are there divisions within society?; Does the community exhibit evidence of citizenization?; Ethos of constitutionalism; Electoral turnouts and strategic voting; Other forms of political participation; Is there a strong public sphere?; The media; Churches; Other civil society organizations; 5 Constituted power in Timor-Leste; The role of participation in creating state institutions; Have state institutions been created, and are they functioning effectively?; The Parliament. The governmentThe president; Decentralization; To what extent are the state institutions perceived to be legitimate?; Electoral system; The gap between liberal and local sociopolitical practices; Accountability institutions; Are the state institutions delivering public goods and services?; Are law and order enforced and is the rule of law observed?; Law and order; The rule of law; Culture of impunity; Are human rights and civil liberties protected?; Conclusion; Part III Extensive participation in Bougainville; 6 State building and constitution making in Bougainville.

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Argues that fragmented, divided societies that aren''t immediately compatible with centralised statehood can best adjust by emphasising the role of constitution making.

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