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

Njima, Thokozani Tarisai

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dc.contributor.authorNjima, Thokozani Tarisai-
dc.descriptionThesis(Master) --KDI School:Master of Public Policy,2012-
dc.description.abstractThe 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.-
dc.format.extentviii, 36 p.-
dc.publisherKDI School-
dc.subject.LCSHConstitutional law--Malawi.-
dc.subject.LCSHConstitutional amendments--Malawi.-
dc.subject.LCSHMalawi--Politics and government.-
dc.titleCan economic development be a moral justification to amend the constitution of Malawi?-
dc.contributor.departmentKDI School, Master of Public Policy-
dc.subject.keywordEmerging democracies, illiberal democracy, constitutional democracy, developmental dictatorship, constitutional amendment, moral justification, economic development.-
dc.description.statementOfResponsibilityby Thokozani Tarisai Njima.-
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