Postcolonial Collages: Distributions of Power and Constitutional Models

  title={Postcolonial Collages: Distributions of Power and Constitutional Models},
  author={Heinz Klug},
  journal={International Sociology},
  pages={114 - 131}
  • H. Klug
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Political Science
  • International Sociology
The wave of post-Cold War state reconstruction was marked in its reliance on the adoption of new constitutions as the marker of a state's transition to a new order. Whether at the beginning or end of the process, or as the central theme, as was the case in South Africa, post-Cold War constitutions came to reflect a common core of principles and institutions, despite the often nationalist tone surrounding their creation. This article argues that these constitutions both reflect a dominant post… 

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