Constitution Making : A Comparative Perspective

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Chai Chaiyachit

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This article will seek to explore an overview of the field of comparative constitution making that has advanced in the past three decades. In recent years, scholars have produced creative scholarship in comparative constitution making. They have asked some of major questions in constitutional change confronting constitutional designers, including the challenges of constitutional endurance, constitutional unamendability, constitutional legitimacy, and unconstitutional amendment. Scholars have also given significant attention to the study of constitutional amendment and various forms of constitutional change, whether it occurs formally or informally, and whether it entails substantial or minor changes to a constitution. This paper examines a range of issues surrounding constitution making around the world and identify some of the important conceptual and practical issues associated with constitution-making process, including the difference between constitutional amendment and constitutional replacement, the challenges of constitutional design and constitutional borrowing, and the role of constitutional designers. I would like to indicate that the study of constitution making is an interesting subject calling for additional research, on both conceptual and empirical levels, especially in the context of constitutional changes in Thailand. This field invites Thai scholars to draw insights about constitutional change across borders and cultures, to uncover the motivations behind constitutional change, and to identify the theoretical underpinnings of constitutional design.

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Chaiyachit, C. (2022). Constitution Making : A Comparative Perspective. King Prajadhipok’s Institute Journal, 20(1), 5–30. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kpi_journal/article/view/252127
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