David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Diogenes 53 (4):102 - 115 (2006)
This paper deals with the nature and direction of constitutional thinking and practice in Pakistan. It is argued that the country reflects a general malaise of post-colonial societies characterized by tension between the locus of power in the politico-administrative machinery and the source of legitimacy in the constitution. In the post-independence period, the State increasingly absorbed pressures from the newly enfranchised public, which sought to reshape politics in pursuit of nationalist goals. The institutional-constitutional framework of the post-colonial state was ill-equipped to accommodate much less to sponsor and pursue these goals in earnest. This led to a general accusation of institutional decay, leading to a crisis of democracy. The inherent institutional imbalance between bureaucracy and politicians in Pakistan made a mockery of such constitutional provisions as parliamentary sovereignty, procedural and substantive aspects of the legislative process at the federal and provincial levels and the principle of the government’s accountability to its public representatives
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Paul Feyerabend (1977). Review: Changing Patterns of Reconstruction. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):351 - 369.
Paul Feyerabend (1977). Changing Patterns of Reconstruction. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 28 (4):351-369.
B. Law (1982). Changing Patterns in Conception and Fertility. Journal of Medical Ethics 8 (3):158-158.
Preston King (1999). Constitutionalism and the Despatch‐Box Principle. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 2 (2):29-58.
K. U. O. Ming-Sung (2010). Reconciling Constitutionalism with Power: Towards a Constitutional Nomos of Political Ordering. Ratio Juris 23 (3):390-410.
Olaf Tans (2002). The Constitutional Theatre. Res Publica 8 (3):231-248.
Pierluigi Chiassoni (2011). Constitutionalism Out of a Positivist Mind Cast: The Garantismo Way. [REVIEW] Res Publica 17 (4):327-342.
Added to index2010-08-10
Total downloads9 ( #160,534 of 1,102,469 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #298,715 of 1,102,469 )
How can I increase my downloads?