publication . Book . 2012

Constitutional reform processes and political parties: principles for practice

Vliet, van, M.; Wahiu, W.; Magolowondo, A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: NIMD
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
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 p...
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free text keywords: Africa, African studies, political parties, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Africa, African studies, political parties, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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