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'The age of constitutions'? Reflecting on the new faith in federal constitutions

24 Aug 2004
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Nearly 60 per cent of UN members have made 'major' amendments to their constitutions in the decade 1989-99, and 70 per cent of these adopted entirely new constitutions. Renewed faith has been placed in constitutions as essential to peaceful and stable national political and economic development. Jolyon Ford examines some general lessons for constitution-making, and questions whether this faith in constitutions needs to be qualified in some respects.

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2004
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