Date:02Sep 2021

This volume makes a timely intervention into a field which is marked by a shift from unipolar to multipolar order and a pluralization of constitutional law. It addresses the theoretical and epistemic foundations of Southern constitutionalism and discusses its distinctive themes, such as transformative constitutionalism, inequality, access to justice, and authoritarian legality. This title has three goals. First, to pluralize the conversation around constitutional law. While most scholarship focuses on liberal forms of Western constitutions, this book attempts to take comparative law’s promise to cover all major legal systems of the world seriously; second, to reflect critically on the epistemic framework and the distribution of epistemic powers in the scholarly community of comparative constitutional law; third, to reflect on – and where necessary, test – the notion of the Global South in comparative constitutional law. This book breaks down the theories, themes, and global picture of comparative constitutionalism in the Global South. What emerges is a rich tapestry of constitutional experiences that pluralizes comparative constitutional law as both a discipline and a field of knowledge.

Contributors: Jedidiah Kroncke, University of Hong Kong Philipp Dann, Humboldt University Michael Riegner, Humboldt University Dinesha Samararatne, University of Colombo Maartje De Visser, Singapore Management University Ntina Tzouvala, Australian National University Rehan Abeyratne, Chinese University of Hong Kong

This webinar is organized by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU and will be held via Zoom Meeting.