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Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions

George Anderson and Sujit Choudhry


This volume explores the full range of challenges that different kinds of territorial cleavages pose for Constitution-making processes and constitutional design. It provides seventeen case studies of countries going through periods of intense constitutional engagement in which the issue of how to deal with the politics of territory is important. It is unique in that its cases include the full gamut of types of territorial cleavages—small distinct territories, bi-communal countries, highly diverse countries with many politically salient regions, and countries where territorial politics is impor ... More

Keywords: constitutional design, constitutional engagement, political mobilization, politics of territory

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198836544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198836544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Anderson, editor
Fellow, Centre for Democracy and Diversity, Queen's University, Canada

Sujit Choudhry, editor
Director, Center for Constitutional Transitions

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1 Territorial Cleavages and the Bolivian Constitutional Transition

Gustavo Bonifaz Moreno and George Gray Molina

3 The 2002–2004 Annan Plan in Cyprus

Neophytos Loizides and John McGarry

7 Indonesia

Jacques Bertrand

11 The Philippines

Bryony Lau

13 Spain

Luis Moreno, César Colino, and Angustias Hombrado

20 Territorial Cleavages and Constitutional Transitions*

George Anderson** and Sujit Choudhry***

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