First published in 1999 , this book provides an analysis of the role of constitutional governance from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The range of disciplines represented in the collection of papers aims to open new perspectives on topics that are frequently left to the expert hands of political scientists and layers alone. It reveals scope for the further study of historical, cultural and rhetorical approaches in tandem with traditional approaches. The blend of cross-national experience and comparisons and the fertilisation of one discipline by another should appeal to a wide interdisciplinary audience.
1. Introduction, Patrick Williams , Melissa S. Williams. 2. Constitutional Stigmatisation, Alan C. Cairns. 3. The Contagion of Rights : Constitutions as Carriers , Vivien Hart. 4. Impartial Justice and Partial Perspectives, Melissa S. Williams. 5. Issues of Territoriality and Identity in the Irish Constitution, Patrick Hanafin. 6. Cultural Identity and Constitutional Reform: The Challenge of Northern Ireland, Damian O’Leary . 7. ‘Race’ and Language in America and Canadian Politics, Richard Iton. 8. Globalisation and Governance, Jan Aart Scholte. 9. Regional Integration and Restrictive Constitutionalism in North America and Western Europe, Robert O’Brien. 10. Constitutionalism as a Form of Conflict Resolution, Robert Vipond.