Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia

Although comparative constitutional law has steadily grown as a field, it still remains narrow in its geographical focus. South Asia, in particular, is an region that has been neglected. In 2013, Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, Arun K. Thiruvengadam put together a wonderful collection of essays, Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia, that helped remedy some of this lack of attention towards the region.

Mark Tushnet and I have tried to continue the conversation with a new edited collection that has just been published by Cambridge University Press: Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia. The book argues that the South Asian experience helps us notice the idea of unstable constitutionalism. The essays unpack the idea of constitutional instability; and the forms and sources of instability and the reactions and responses towards it in the region.
The book should hopefully be available in an affordable format in India soon. A small academic event around the book and its themes will take place in New Delhi on January 20, 2016.
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