Mohan Gopal on Constitutions, Constitutionalism, and the role of International Actors in Constitution Building

Dr. Mohan Gopal, the Director of the National Judicial Academy of India talks to International IDEA about constitutionalism, constitution building, constitutions and the role of international actors. He also addresses questions about the history and state of the “good governance” discourse, and its overlaps with “democracy” and “constitution building”. The interview was granted on the sidelines of a dialogue for Constitution building practitioners organised by International IDEA and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Pretoria, South Africa in March 2011 on the theme Constitution Building and the Dynamics of Economic Change.