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Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World

Ngoc Son Bui


This book explores and explains how and why the five current socialist countries (China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam) have changed their constitutions since the fall of the Cold War and the rise of globalization. It demonstrates that constitution-making, replacement, and amendment in the contemporary socialist world display the dynamic constitution, party institutionalization, power distribution, rights universalization, and economic marketization. The function of this progressive constitutional change is to facilitate the active role of the party-state in improving the living conditi ... More

Keywords: constitutional change, socialist constitutions, constitution-making, constitutional amendment, constitutional replacement, progressive

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198851349
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851349.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ngoc Son Bui, author
Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

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