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Constitutional beginnings: Making and amending constitutions

This Constitutional INSIGHT examines the choice between making a new constitution and amending an existing constitution to achieve substantial constitutional change. This choice arises in the early stages of constitution building. It is likely to affect the constitution-building process and it may have significance for the perceived legitimacy of the changes. The choice between a new or amended constitution may, in context, also affect the success of the constitution-building exercise.

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