Many countries around the world are struggling to make transitions from underdeveloped status or recover from ongoing conflicts, governmental upheavals and dangerously shifting standards of the basic rule of law.
A world-recognized expert in constitutional transition and territorial disagreements is Sujit Choudhry. He recently published a series of essays that geopolitical observers have called an important contribution in bringing illumination to the challenges of forming stable governments by nations in transition.
Titled “Territory, Power and Constitutional Transitions,” Choudhry’s essays bring a new depth of insight to the monumental array of challenges facing such nations as Libya, Myanmar and Yemen. It provides case studies based on what is happening in 17 nations undergoing constitutional upheavals and/or realignments against a background of unique situations and circumstances.
The series of essays is considered a sober and “realist view” of the complexities that fall out of tumultuous political, religious and cultural environments in countries embroiled in war, social unrest, failed governments and intervention by outside forces that may not have the best interest of each nation in mind.
The series of essays was co-authored by George Anderson. Along with the book, Anderson and Sujit Choudhry issued a companion policy monograph that treats the subject of territorial claims made by entities as they relate to constitutional formation processes.
Sujit Choudhry earned law degrees from Oxford, Toronto and Harvard. He is the principal of Choudhry.law, a Canadian firm that helps governments, business organizations and individuals navigate issues of constitutional law in Canada. Sujit Choudhry is widely considered to be among the top authorities on the intricacies of Canadian constitutional law. He has published more than 100 books, articles and manuscripts on this subject.
Sujit Choudhry has served as a constitutional scholar at the University of Toronto, New York University and the University of Southern California, Berkeley. Choudhry’s latest book of essays was recently made available on Amazon here https://www.amazon.com/Constitution-Making-Constitutional-Law-2/dp/1783472952 .
Nicholas Haysom said “Territory, Power and Constitutional Transitions” makes an “outstanding and valuable contribution to the logic and understanding of constitutional processes and designs.” Haysom is a former United Nations envoy to Afghanistan, Somalia and Sudan.