The Perspective of Prof Sujit Choudhry on Democracy

Sujit Choudhry is an acclaimed international scholar ( His efforts are directed to comparative politics and law. Additionally, democracy is both law and politics. So he also handles democracy by default. The scope offered by Choudhry’s skillset is broad and profound. He can handle topics that affect the constitutional design, and its systems like the bill of rights, the operation of government and transitional law – aimed at transitioning to peaceful democracy from conflict, click

Prof Sujit Choudhry writes publications that dissect statements and opinions in politics. In one recent release, he examines a tweet of former US Attorney General, Eric Holder. The tweet mentions an absolute ‘RED LINE’ for the firing of Bob Mueller or crippling the special counsel`s office. The tweet further expresses the need for peaceful mass demonstration. Choundry then points out Holder`s thought of the reaction of the American people to determine how the issue is resolved – a view built on constitutional self-discharge.

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In another instance, Prof Choundhry focuses on a presidential term limit. The term limit in most countries limits individuals to just two terms just like the US. Choudhry expresses that an autocrat would wish to change this focal point – and staying in office longer. The disregard of term limit makes political opponents mobilize and results to citizens demonstrating, a democratic failure termed as self-coup. Another common failure is coup d`etat where it is the unconstitutional capture of government without electoral legitimacy. The third is where incumbents rig electoral systems and maintain power.

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Being an international scholar, Sujit Choudhry has looked into countries like Poland. The case of Poland is of the main party, Poland`s Law and Justice Party though nationalist and populist undermining Poland`s constitution to eliminate hurdles and ensure wins in future elections. New rules have been developed to govern the structure of panels, assignment of cases to judges, voting, the creation of the office of interim President all geared to favour the Polish government.

With all these abilities to commentate democracy, Prof Sujit Choundry has dined with the kings of this world. Choundry has been able to serve as an advisor to South Africa, Tunisia, Ukraine, Yemen, and others. He has also consulted with the World Bank and United Nations Development Program.

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