Prof. Ngọc Sơn BÙI’s new book Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World published by Oxford University Press
Posted on 3 August, 2020

Prof. Ngọc Sơn BÙI‘s new book, Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World, has been published by the Oxford University Press.

This book explores constitutional change in the five current socialist countries—China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam — over the last three decades. It demonstrates that constitution-making, replacement, and amendment in the contemporary socialist world share the same common features: a dynamic constitution, party institutionalization, power distribution, rights universalization, and economic marketization, all designed to facilitate the active role of the party-state in improving the living conditions of local residents.  

Examining and drawing upon the intellectual foundations, legal-institutional aspects, and political economy of socialist constitutional change, the book identifies five divergent models of socialist constitutional change depending on the prominence of influential factors: universal convergence (Vietnam), ethnic integration (Laos), historical reservation (Cuba), exceptional attitude (China), and personal rule (North Korea).  

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