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Published: 03 October 2020

384 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198851349

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Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World

Ngoc Son Bui

  • Covers an overlooked area of constitutional scholarship
  • Provides a comparison of China, Laos, Vietnam, Cuba and North Korea and how their constitutions have changed and adapted over the past three decades
  • Presents a look at comparative constitutionalism through the lens of non-Western countries
  • First comprehensive study of constitutional change in the five current socialist countries (China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam) since the fall of Cold War and the rise of globalization
  • Setting the socialist countries in comparative constitutional debates on key issues: e.g., constitutional convergence, resistance, replacement, amendment, unamendability, and participation
  • Theorizing five different models of socialist constitutional change
  • In-depth exploration and explanation of the institutional, political, social, and economic factors of socialist constitution-making and amendment
  • Engaging in fieldwork, including interviews with local reformers, scholars, and citizens