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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 421–433.
Published: 01 December 2020
... settlement as a recognition of their status as a sovereign nation. 51 Yet a major stumbling block to any such settlement was the Congress's demand for a sovereign constituent assembly unfettered by any restrictions on its constitution-making powers and, equally, the majoritarian republican rhetoric...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 613–621.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Instead, they internationalized the nation-state through the construction of new constituted powers that linked national sovereignties together in global juridical, political, and economic bodies. This essay explores a neglected question in this account: What were the constituent powers—the underlying...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 551–554.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Massimiliano Tomba Abstract Revolution and restoration are usually understood as opposite terms. This article aims to disarticulate this binary. Suppose the modern concept of revolution can be defined as a project of social reorganization led by the state or by a constituent power that aims...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 454–467.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Anthropology, Law, and Adivasi Struggles.” 37. On alternate political visions for after decolonization in Hyderabad, see Purushotham, “Sovereignty, Federation, and Constituent Power,” in this issue. 38. On the 1948 invasion of Hyderabad, see Kamat, “Border Incidents, Internal Disorder...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 228–242.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of those rare postcolonial constitu- atic allows one to analyze the distinct nature of the tions in the postwar era that was drafted without constitutional vision among the makers of the In- any direct or indirect involvement of a colonial dian Constitution — one that I will call “transfor- power.5...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 314–335.
Published: 01 August 2014
... debate in the Constituent Assembly. One mediately to freedom itself becoming a subsidiary of the members of the assembly, Pandit Thakur concern; that is, subsidiary to national unity, social Das Bhargava, discussed the court’s powers with uplift, and a concern...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 May 2016
... . “ ‘Democracy’ under the Raj: Elections and Separate Representation in British India.” In Democracy in India , edited by Gopal Niraja Jayal , 53 – 81 . New Delhi : Oxford University Press , 2001 . Constituent Assembly of India . Constituent Assembly Debates (Proceedings) (9th December, 1946...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 260–278.
Published: 01 August 2014
... to revenue or its collection were Constituent Assembly voluntarily granted such sig- excluded from the jurisdiction of the high courts, nificant powers of judicial review, when they were ensuring that the chief objective of the colonial rightly suspicious of the judiciary...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 597–601.
Published: 01 December 2020
... international relationships. It is striking that in Getachew's argument the anticolonial nation-state seems to be a mere boundary between an already constituted people and the international. Anticolonial leaders appear to have a ready-made constituency on whose behalf they can speak. In that sense, Getachew...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 August 2014
... for a republic with a strong executive and comprehensive bill of rights to replace the colonially conferred Soulbury Constitution and its minority safeguard, Section 29. Analyzing this apparently paradoxical pairing of rights and enhanced executive power, ultimately realized in Sri Lanka’s Republican...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 588–604.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Merieme Yafout There is near unanimity among observers that those who have benefited most from the Arab Spring are the Islamists, who have been brought to power at the ballot box in a number of the countries that have witnessed revolutions or popular movements. How has the Islamists' transition...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2006) 26 (1): 36–50.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of a new global civil society in which the organizations provide an alternative to a nation-state-centric global order and the exploitative global economy, the newly emerging consensus refl ects a moral vision determined predominantly by powerful...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (2): 31–37.
Published: 01 August 1998
... democratic than the constitu- thought that Law meant complete freedom from the tion that created the Duma after the Russian revolu- state. Montesquieu’s concept of the “separation of tion of 1905. It was even more democratic than the powers” was, if not in theory then certainly in prac...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 66–71.
Published: 01 May 1994
... and BJP has been contained, in the rest of the country, Silchar) it contested in the June 1991 elections. especially in the “progressive” metropolitan areas, Further, BJP candidates came second in seven As- the BJP has made and is making gains. The BJP sembly constituencies (Algapur, Lakhipur...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 85–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of political expression As the new theocratic state consolidated of national self-­assertion in Iran was therefore legal its power, the OIPFG grew into Iran’s largest constitutionalism. While the constitution was leftist group, before it lost...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (2): 82–95.
Published: 01 August 1998
... Democratic Party (KDP) or eign and independent states. It lies at the root of the undermine its power in its traditional constituencies of support, distrust, fear and paranoia which have thus far en- where tribal lineage and religious affiliation have proved remarkably...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 May 2016
...: Envoy powers, and as such, they refused to conform to Press, 1986. Rau’s stipulations. Similarly, the nationalists’ view Brown, Judith. “Imperial Façade: Some Constraints upon of the act depended on undermining the constitu- and Contradictions in the British Position in India, tional...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 99–109.
Published: 01 May 1994
... that they would lose political power by Parliament of Somaliland and the Constituent As- joining Somalia, but everybody thought problems sembly of Somalia approached the issue in diver- could be worked out with parliamentary democracy gent ways. and elections. This hope...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1999) 19 (1): 53–65.
Published: 01 May 1999
... middle class and its growth, particularly since ganized labor than had been the case during the pre- the mid-l970s, not enough has been written about its vious 30 years. It was notably the ANC, among whose impact upon the African National Congress (ANC). It constituents were elements...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 470–488.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of an elected, non-sectarian constituent assembly to lead the national deliberations. In short, the Transitional Program was calculated to break the power of the sectarian oligarchy via established republican means. Table 1 Signatories of the “Transitional Program for Democratic Reform of the Political...
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