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Constitutionalism and democratic transitions : lessons from South Africa

Author: Veronica Federico; Carlo Fusaro
Publisher: Firenze : Firenze University Press, 2006.
Series: Monografie scienze sociali, 13.
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"The book - as the outcome of a research performed by the University of Florence and the United States Institute of Peace of Washington - explores the role of law in the process of democratic transition in South Africa. More specifically it emphasize how constitutional law may contribute to "civilize" apparently reconcilable conflicts, a part from laying down the foundations of the new legal order and institutions.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Constitutionalism and democratic transitions.
Firenze : Firenze University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)70798809
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Veronica Federico; Carlo Fusaro
ISBN: 8884534011 9788884534019 8884534003 9788884534002
OCLC Number: 143626247
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed 6/12/07).
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 206 pages).
Contents: Constitutionalism in Africa and constitutional trends : brief notes from a European perspective / Carlo Fusaro --
Democratic transitions and constitution-making processes. The role of constitutionalism as mechanism of building consensus. The South Mrican case / Veronica Federico --
Contitutionalism and democratic transitions : lessons from South Mrica / Dirk Kotzé --
"Everything has changed, but nothing has changed" / Sally Sealey --
South Africa in Africa : promoting constitutionalism in Southern Africa, 1994-2004 / David Monyae --
The South African approach to peacebuilding in the Great Lakes region of Africa / Devon Curtis --
Constitutionalism and democracy in Nepal : what went wrong? / Upendra Dev Acharya.
Series Title: Monografie scienze sociali, 13.
Responsibility: edited by Veronica Federico, Carlo Fusaro.

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"The book - as the outcome of a research performed by the University of Florence and the United States Institute of Peace of Washington - explores the role of law in the process of democratic transition in South Africa. More specifically it emphasize how constitutional law may contribute to "civilize" apparently reconcilable conflicts, a part from laying down the foundations of the new legal order and institutions. The book - as the outcome of a research performed by the University of Florence and the United States Institute of Peace of Washington - explores the role of law in the process of democratic transition in South Africa. More specifically it emphasize how constitutional law may contribute to "civilize" apparently reconcilable conflicts, a part from laying down the foundations of the new legal order and institutions"--Publisher's description.

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