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Author Ham, Chae-hak, author.

Title Making we the people : democratic constitutional founding in postwar Japan and South Korea / Chaihark Hahm and Sung Ho Kim, Yonsei University.

Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KT 4092 HAHM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 316 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-304) and index.
Contents The unbearable lightness of the people -- War and peace -- The ghost of empire past -- A room of one's own.
Summary "What does it mean to say that it is 'we the people' who 'ordain and establish' a constitution? Who are those sovereign people, and how can they do so? Interweaving history and theory, constitutional scholar Chaihark Hahm and political theorist Sung Ho Kim attempt to answer these perennial questions by revisiting the constitutional politics of postwar Japan and Korea. Together, these experiences demonstrate the infeasibility of the conventional assumption that there is a clearly bounded sovereign 'people' prior to constitution-making which may stand apart from both outside influence and troubled historical legacies. The authors argue that 'we the people' only emerges through a deeply transformative politics of constitutional founding and, as such, a democratic constitution and its putative author are mutually constitutive. Highly original and genuinely multidisciplinary, this book will be of interest to scholars of comparative constitutionalism as well as observers of ongoing constitutional debates in Japan and Korea"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Kim, Sung Ho, 1966 November 9- author.
Subject Constitutional history -- Japan.
Constitutional history -- Korea (South)
ISBN 9781107018822

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