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Transitional Constitutionalism: The Role of INGOs in Tunisia's Constitution-Making Process

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Janine Cornwall, Karry-Ann 2017-05-03T14:14:43Z 2017-05-03T14:14:43Z 2017-04 2017-04-27 2017-05-03
dc.description.abstract This thesis is the investigation of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) and their role in Tunisia’s constitution-making. While the literature acknowledges that external actors may influence the development of a constitution within the context of regime change, there is a lack of empirical investigation into the particular role of INGOs and a theoretical discussion of the implications. Using Tunisia as a case study, this project conducts a small-n qualitative study in order to fill these gaps. This research finds that INGOs directly and indirectly influenced the constitution-making process through constituent members and the constituent assembly, and through local civil society. This research also finds that while this influence raises theoretical concerns, it was normatively beneficial as it enhanced the democratic legitimacy of the constitution and the state more broadly. en_US
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dc.subject constitutionalism en_US
dc.subject transitional constitutionalism en_US
dc.subject democracy en_US
dc.subject Tunisia en_US
dc.subject regime change en_US
dc.subject constitution-making en_US
dc.subject constituent power en_US
dc.subject internationalized constituent power en_US
dc.subject Arab Spring en_US
dc.title Transitional Constitutionalism: The Role of INGOs in Tunisia's Constitution-Making Process en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Political Science en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Political Science en_US
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