Sujit Choudhry Shares Useful Insights In Constitution-Making through Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions

Sujit Choudhry is a globally distinguished personality when it comes to politics and comparative constitutional law. At present, he sits as the Center for Constitutional Transitions’ director. He co-authored the book titled “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” along with George Anderson.

Sujit Choudhry has been to many countries all over the world and has shared his expertise in over thirty countries. His greatest assets include his wealth of experience, expansive research agenda, and comprehensive exposure in different countries as a consultant and advisor in their building and rebuilding processes. These countries include Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Nepal, Myanmar, Yemen, Ukraine, and Tunisia.

Sujit Choudhry has been working hand in hand with different countries and institution for more than a couple of decades in a wide range of context comprising political violence cases and ceasefires. Sujit helps facilitate public dialogues with various civil society organizations. He also trains and guides bureaucrats and civil servants and helps draft memoranda and technical reports in the field.

Sujit Choudhry was a Rhodes Scholar and earned his law degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and Toronto. He taught at the New York University, University of Toronto, and Berkeley. He also worked as a law clerk of one of the chief justices of the Supreme Court of Canada.

The book “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” is a collection of essays that discusses the various ways in which the constitutional design, as well as the process of developing the constitution, is greatly affected by territorial disputes. The book is significant especially in countries like Yemen, Libya, and Myanmar. Additionally, it provides a recommendation on policy-making based on the realist’s perspective of the political and territorial cleavages.

Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions also comes with a synthetic portion that pictures conclusions based on the case studies’ comparative analyses and relays it with current studies. This book could serve as a guide especially for advocates of federalism, devolution, consociational power-sharing arrangements, and asymmetric devolution. The broad analyses along with the comprehensive case studies enable distinct conclusions that are very helpful to both advisors and practitioners.

Aside from this, Sujit Choudhry also co-authored a policy paper with the same title as the book. This companion paper aims to offer ideas on how territorial claims could affect the forging of the constitution of the particular country involved.

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