Sujit Choudhry and the Future of Ukrainian Governance

In a recent political summit in Kiev, Ukraine, the countries high ranking politicians gathered with renowned scholars and experts on constitutional law to discuss the future of the governmental structure itself. Among those lofty and lauded persons was a one Sujit Choudhry, a well known and respected constitutional scholar from UC Berkeley, California, where he works as a Professor of Law. Alongside Mr. Choudhry were politicians and scholars such as Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna U and Sumit Basyara from International IDEA, a group dedicated to the promotion of sustainable democracies around the world. Others included Sergyi Holovatyi of the Ukrainian council’s constitution commission and Viktor Musiaka, a member of Ukraine’s supreme court.  Be updated with his latest work, check on

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During the course of the meeting Mr. Choudhry raised the most startling and important points, namely that democracy had not worked in Ukraine. The reasons the professor gave where numerous and included a systemic failure in that the tepid nature of Ukraine’s political parties as well as the immense concentration of power in the hands of the president had all acted as a bulwark against real democratic operation. Choudhry went on to state that, in light of these facts, it was imperative for the officials of the Ukrainian government, if they indeed wanted a constitutional democracy, to thoroughly research the work of the nation, and the world’s constitutional thought leaders. He also provided various different case studies pertinent to the matter at had which he had researched himself. Detailed info about him on

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Sujit Choudhry is well placed to make such observations as he is considered a world wide leader in constitutional history, thought and practice. The Berkeley professor, Sujit Choudhry, has also penned numerous well received academic and non-academic volumes pertaining to constitution creation and history, the most well known of which is Constitution Making, a collection of various different papers pertaining to, as the title states, the forthright and effective construction, maintenance and implementation of governmental constitutions.  Additional reading on

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