Sujit Choudhry, an esteemed professor of various law schools in North America and the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transformations that is known for sharing and supporting constitutional design, is now being credited for editing the newly released compelling collection of essays called the “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions”. This reading material documents in great detail the broad range of challenges that territorial disputes pose to the processes of making and designing constitutional laws. This is especially important to countries that are in conflict like Myanmar, Libya and Yemen.
Professor Sujit Choudhry notes that the book contains seventeen case studies of various countries around the globe, which are in the process of undertaking constitutional engagement in various types of context. These scenarios encompass countries that are bi-communal, smaller distinctive territories, highly diversified countries that have numerous politically prominent regions, and countries that value territorial politics but it remains secondary to other more pressing needs. The book draws its examples from these various countries: Cyprus, Iraq, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Spain, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and more.
This collection of essays curated and edited by Sujit Choudhry offers policy recommendations that is based on a realistic view of the complex territorial considerations and political climates of each country. This volume possesses a concluding chapter the synthesizes all the comparative data from the various case analysis. The findings and conclusions were related to current existing research to optimize the results; thus, making this book an essential read for scholars, government officials, students, and the general public who wants to be well-versed in the constitution.
Sujit Choudhry is the perfect editor of this book, with his expansive knowledge about the subject that stems from his decades of working on this topic. This is also well supported by his impressive academic education, with his degrees coming from the prestigious universities of Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard. He has also served as the Law Clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. Right now, Sujit Choudhry is also a contributing constitutional law professor at the University of Toronto, NYU, and UC Berkeley.