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Can economic development be a moral justification to amend the constitution of Malawi?

Njima, Thokozani Tarisai

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine critically the prevalent tendency among emerging democracies of justifying a constitutional amendment, which aims at extending incumbent presidents’ constitutionally-defined terms of office, with economic development. The analysis is
purely on the basis of moral and constitutional theory of constitutional democracy. From a case study of Malawi’s politics, we learn that a moral imperative, such as economic development, can never morally justify an unethical means.

Department
KDI School, Master of Public Policy
Issue Date
2012
Publisher
KDI School
Description
Thesis(Master) --KDI School:Master of Public Policy,2012
Keywords
Democracy--Malawi.; Constitutional law--Malawi.; Constitutional amendments--Malawi.; Malawi--Politics and government.
Keywords
Emerging democracies, illiberal democracy, constitutional democracy, developmental dictatorship, constitutional amendment, moral justification, economic development.
Pages
viii, 36 p.
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/30371
Type
Thesis
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