Insights on Law and Society: Constitution-Making Around the World (Vol.15-No. 3)

    Insights on Law and Society: Constitution-Making Around the World (Vol.15-No. 3)

    Insights on Law and Society: Constitution-Making Around the World (Vol.15-No. 3)

    Insights on Law & Society: Constitution-Making Around the World

    Volume 15, no. 3, Spring 2015

     

    Insights on Law & Society is one-stop reading for teachers of law, civics, government, or social studies. Each issue takes on a topic, then provides articles written by experts in the field, as well as teaching ideas for incorporating the content into the classroom. Also in each issue, popular features such as Teaching Legal Docs, which examines a legal document as a primary source; Perspectives, which presents an issue from multiple views; and Profile, which offers a quick interview with a figure, provide additional instructional support.

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    Insights on Law & Society: Constitution-Making Around the World

    Volume 15, no. 3, Spring 2015

     

    This 32-page issue of Insights includes:

     

    Written Constitutions Around the World

    by Tom Ginsburg 

    Tom Ginsburg shares some of the discoveries that he and his colleagues have identified as directors of the Comparative Constitutions Project, which seeks to scientifically study constitutions around the world.

     

    An Exceptional Constitution

    by Mila Versteeg

    Mila Versteeg takes a look at the role of the U.S. Constitution in the development of more contemporary constitutions and illustrates how the former is truly an exceptional document.

     

    Two Years in the Making: A Constitution for Somalia

    by Robin L. Gary

    An international rule of law professional offers a window into the constitution-making process that took place in Somalia between 2010 and 2012.

     

    Crowdsourcing Constitutions: The Importance of Public Participation in Constitution-Making

    By Joanne Wallis

    Advances in technology in recent years, particularly social media, make it easier than ever for countries developing constitutions to seek feedback on drafts, and, in some cases, prioritize content.

     

    Reflections: Contemporary Constitution-Making in Conflict-Affected Countries

    International development professional April Powell-Willingham explores challenges to constitution-making in countries facing war or conflict.

     

    Profile: Meriem Ben Lamine – Constitutional Victories for Tunisian Women

    In 2014, Tunisia made international history when officials enacted a new constitution that included clauses for equality and rights for women.

     

    Learning Gateways: Case Study – Creating the Japanese Constitution

    In this case study, students will analyze text and primary source documents to learn about the making of the Japanese constitution following World War II, a simultaneously constitutional, legal, political, linguistic, and cultural encounter in international history.

     

    Learning Gateways: What’s in a Constitutional Preamble?

    In this lesson, students study the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, then compare it to preambles from around the world.

     

    Learning Gateways: Will the Revolution Happen on Facebook?

    In this activity, students analyze a political cartoon and text and discuss how social media has been and might be used to effect political change.

     

     

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