My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks


Title Constitutional foundings in Southeast Asia / edited by Kevin Y.L. Tan, Ngọc Sơn Bùi.

Published Oxford, UK ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (352 pages).
Series Constitutionalism in Asia
Constitutionalism in Asia (Hart Publishing (Oxford, England))
Notes Compliant with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Content is displayed as HTML full text which can easily be resized or read with assistive technology, with mark-up that allows screen readers and keyboard-only users to navigate easily.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Southeast Asian Constitutional Foundings: A Constitutional-History Perspective -- Kevin YL Tan and Bui Ngoc Son -- 2. Keeping Close to Shore: Preserving Colonial Legacies in the 1935 Philippine Constitution -- Leia Castañeda Anastacio -- 3. The Origins of the 1945 Indonesian Constitution -- Koichi Kawamura -- 4. Timor-Leste's Post-Revolutionary Constitution: From Foundations to Practice -- Leigh-Ashley Lipscomb -- 5. The Making of Myanmar's 1947 Constitution: Geography, Ethnicity, and Law -- Maitrii Aung-Thwin -- 6. A Foreign Commission for Domestic Needs: The Constitutional Founding of Malaysia -- H Kumarasingham -- 7. Foundational Moments: The 'Singapore Constitution' -- Kevin YL Tan -- 8. The Making of Brunei's 1959 Constitution -- BA Hussainmiya -- 9. Not Meant to Last: Vietnam's First Constitution -- Stein Tønnesson -- 10. The Lao Constitution of 1947/1949: Creating a Nation-State -- Martin Stuart-Fox -- 11. The First Constitution-Making in Cambodia: Colonialism, Modernism, Nationalism and the Implications -- Teilee Kuong -- 12. The 1932 Compromise Constitution: Matrix of Thailand's Permanent Constitutional Instability -- Eugenie Mérieau.
Summary "This volume focuses on the making, nature, and role of the first modern constitutions at the founding of the modern nation-states in Southeast Asia. These historical essays add richly to our understanding and appreciation of the founding moments and to the theory and practice of constitutionalism in these states. This volume makes three significant contributions. First, it helps plug the wide knowledge gap in comparative constitutional history in Southeast Asia. Second, it furthers our understanding of contemporary constitutional practice and also anticipates possible developmental trajectories in light of the foundational values embedded in and manifested through these constitutions. Third, through the comparative historical study of these early constitutions, plausible theoretical insights may be gained to further our understanding of Southeast Asia's constitutional history. The book is essential reading for those wishing to obtain a deeper understanding of the constitutional foundings of Southeast Asia."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Other formats Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Other author Tan, Kevin, editor.
Bùi, Ngọc Sơn, editor.
Subject Constitutional history -- Southeast Asia.
ISBN 9781509918959 (online)
9781509918928 (hardback)
9781509918935 (electronic book)
9781509918942 (pdf)

chat loading...