Oxford ; London : Hart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc ; Portland, OR : Hart Publishing, 2017.
Book — x, 354 pages ; 23 cm.
Red origins : doing justice to Soviet constitutionalism
Natal chart : constituent influcence and processes
Super-presidents and superpowers
Talking shop or governing body : parliament
Honour in the breach : rights, courts, and justice
Plan to clan : transitions, economic, and social
Central Asia constitutions and central Asian difference : the regulation of pluralism.
This book undertakes the first comparative constitutional analysis of the Kyrgyz Republic and Republics of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in their cultural, historical, political, economic and social context. The first chapter provides a general overview of the diverse and dynamic constitutional landscape across the region. A second chapter examines the Soviet constitutional system in depth as the womb of the Central Asian States. A third chapter completes the general picture by examining the constitutional influences of the 'new world order' of globalisation, neoliberalism, and good governance into which the five states were thrust. The remaining five chapters look in turn at the constitutional context of presidents and governments, parliaments and elections, courts and rights, society and economy and culture and identity. The enquiry probes the regional patterns of neo-Sovietism, plebiscitary elections, weak courts and parliaments, crony capitalism, and constraints on association, as well as the counter-tendencies that strengthen democracy, rights protection and pluralism. It reveals the Central Asian experience to be emblematic of the principal issues and tensions facing contemporary constitutional systems everywhere. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Preface: The Nakaz of Catherine the Great (1729-1796) : biographical and textual notes / William E. Butler and Vladimir A. Tomsinov
English translations of Catherine's Nakaz / William E. Butler
The grand instructions to the Commissioners, appointed to frame a new code of laws for the Russian Empire, composed by her Imperial Majesty Catherine II, Empress of all the Russias (the Tatischeff text)
The grand instructions to the Commissioners, appointed to frame a new code of laws for the Russian Empire, composed by her Imperial Majesty Catherine II (the Macartney/Dukes text).