Do the Challenges of the 21st Century Show on Central Asia’s (Post)-Socialist, (Post)-Authoritarian Constitutions?

This paper takes a comparative constitutional approach to several Central Asian jurisdictions, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. A common denominator about these states includes either the experience of (post)-authoritarian regimes and (post)-socialism, which influences the whole process of constitution-making in these states. This research will first address the questions related to the evolution and distinctiveness of Central Asian constitutionalism. It will next refer to the complexity and nuances of Central Asian constitutional systems by focusing on human rights and judicial review systems, which have emerged in the (post)-socialist transition. Eventually, it will focus on global constitutional challenges, which include, inter alia, climate change and demographics including urbanization as a specific Central Asian demographic challenge and discuss their reflection in (post)-socialist Constitutions.