Part I. Language: 1. Negotiating differences: India's language policy Benjamin B. Cohen; 2. Constitution and language in post-independence Central Asia William Fierman; Part II. Urban/Rural: 3. Dreams of redemption: localist strategies of political reform in the Philippines Paul Hutchcroft; 4. Constitutional rights and dialogic process in socialist Vietnam: protecting rural-to-urban migrants' rights without a constitutional court Huong Nguyen; Part III. Ethnicity and Race: 5. Asymmetrical federalism in Burma David C. Williams; 6. Hu wants something new: discourse and the deep structure of Minzu policies in China Gardner Bovingdon; Part IV. Religion: 7. Sectarian visions of the Iraqi state: irreconcilable differences? Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi; 8. Constitutionalism and religious difference in Israel (and a brief passage to Malaysia) Ran Hirschl; Part V. Gender and Sexuality: 9. Australia's gendered constitutional history and future Kim Rubenstein and Christabel Richards-Neville; 10. Islamic feminism(s): promoting gender egalitarianism and challenging constitutional constraints Asma Afsaruddin; 11. India, Nepal, and Pakistan: a unique South Asian constitutional discourse on sexual orientation and gender identity Sean Dickson and Steve Sanders.
This book addresses the role of constitutions and constitutionalism in dealing with the challenges of social difference across Pan-Asia.
Susan H. Williams is the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She is the author of Truth, Autonomy, and Speech: Feminist Theory and the First Amendment (2004), which won the Outstanding Academic Title Award from Choice Magazine, as well as many articles and book chapters. She is the editor of Constituting Equality: Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law (Cambridge, 2011). Her scholarship focuses on issues related to gender equality, constitutional design, and feminist theory.