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How important is participatory constitution-making? lessons from Timor-Leste and Bougainville

Wallis, Joanne


How can fragmented or divided post-conflict societies best be accommodated and adjust to state structures in order to achieve sustainable peace? Reflecting on the contrary experiences of Timor-Leste and Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, this article argues the answer to this question rests partly on the role that participatory constitution-making can play in state-building, nation-building and peace-building. Constitution-making can play a central role in state-building,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
DOI: 10.1080/14662043.2016.1185245


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