Political Culture and Constitutionalism: A Comparative Approach

Political Culture and Constitutionalism: A Comparative Approach

Political Culture and Constitutionalism: A Comparative Approach

Political Culture and Constitutionalism: A Comparative Approach

Synopsis

This work is a cross-national examination of the relationship between political culture and constitutionalism in the nation state. Ten countries are studied: Nigeria, Turkey, Egypt, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, India, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. In addition to the editors, the authors are Rotimi Suberu(Nigeria), Marci Patton(Turkey), Nathan J. Brown and Roni Amit(Egypt), William B. Gwyn(Great Britain), John O. Haley(Japan), Sankaran Krishna(India), Howard J. Wiarda(Mexico), and Gregory Mahler(Canada). Questions to be explored include whether constitutions can be imposed from the top or must evolve; whether constitutionalism is only a western concept; and what the relationship is between colonialism and constitutionalism.


--• whether constitutions can be imposed from the top or must evolve;
--• whether constitutionalism is only a western concept; and
--• what the relationship is between colonialism and constitutionalism.
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