Constitutional reform processes and political parties : principles for practice

TitleConstitutional reform processes and political parties : principles for practice
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsM. van Vliet, W. Wahiu, A. Magolowondo, and A.M. van Breukelen
Series titleASC occasional publications
Pagination - 56
Date Published2012///
Place PublishedThe Hague
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number978-90-79089-14-7
KeywordsAfrica, African studies, ASC, Country, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, political parties, South Africa, Zimbabwe

This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform on the basis of practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in selected countries: Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The focus is on the role of political parties in constitution-building processes. The publication shows that although country-specific reform processes may be unique in terms of objectives, context, popular involvement, and achievements, they go through similar phases: preparatory, consultative, drafting, and implementation. All cases illustrate the political nature of constitutional reform and the central role of political parties in the process. [ASC Leiden abstract]


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