Journal article

Constitution Making in Asia

Cheryl Saunders

The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2019


This short article is an introduction to a Symposium on Constitution Making in Asia and the Pacific. It seeks to place constitution making in Asia in the context of the broader global debate. In doing so, it develops the theme of the relationship between the local and the global in constitution-making projects. It suggests four sets of factors that de-serve consideration in examining the relationship between local and global influences: ownership, implementation, accountability, and legitimacy. A final section reflects on the experiences of constitution making in Asia and the Pacific and the way in which these factors play out in the various case studies.

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