“Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” is a compilation of essays edited by Sujit Choudhry and George Anderson. These essays present policy recommendations formed from an objective view of the intricacies that are most relevant to current conflicts such as those in Yemen, Myanmar and Libya. They also describe the many challenges posed by territorial disagreements in the constitution-making processes, as well as in constitutional design. Praised by renowned figures involved in political affairs, this volume of essays is a must-read for scholars of consociational power-sharing arrangements, federalism, devolution and asymmetric devolution. For, the extensive analysis and in-depth case studies permit unparalleled conclusions relevant for both advisors and practitioners.
Along with the release of these essays, Choudhry and Anderson have authored an accompanying policy paper under the same title. This paper has the purpose of providing insights into how claims of territories relate to the processes of constitution-making and constitutional design. The essays also offer advice that may prove useful to “principals and advisors engaged in constitutional moments.” The former CEO of the Forum of Federations and the former deputy minister for the government of Canada, Anderson has worked for the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and consulted with leaders around the globe. Sujit-Choudhry is recognized internationally as an authority on comparative constitutional law and has lectured in 30 countries. He has been consulted for more than 20 years regarding constitution building, rule of law processes and governance in such countries as Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Nepal, Yemen and Ukraine.
Sujit-Choudhry has worked in many contexts, some of which have been ceasefires and conditions of political violence. He has offered legal counsel on complex constitutional and policy issues to Canadian governments, private corporations, royal commissions, public sector agencies and NGOs. As Founder and Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions (CT),he provides technical advice to public and multi-party dialogues, and he drafts technical reports and field memoranda.