Constitutionalizing globalization: the postmodern revival of confederal arrangements

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998 - Law - 251 pages
Constitutionalizing Globalization explores two converging trends: the spread of federalism and federal arrangements around the world, and the globalization taking place on the international scene. Daniel Elazar shows how globalization of the economy and the concern for global human rights bring with them the need for development of a constitutional order that will control both. The gradual development of appropriate constitutional mechanisms and controls are part of a general shift from modern statism to post-modern federalism. The reliance on the sovereignty of the nation state, which marked the era from the Treaty of Westphalin in 1648 to the end of World War II, gave way to the beginning of a world order which, while built on states, links those states in various ways through enforceable constitutional bonds. These trends have been recognized by both students of federalism and students of international relations. Constitutionalizing Globalization is the first book to join the perspectives of both in order to explain the new paradigm. It is important reading for students and scholars of international relations, constitutional issues, and federalis

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Introduction
1
A Paradigm Shift
17
Confederation as a Species of Federalism
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Daniel J. Elazar, a professor of political science at Temple University and Bar-Ilan University, is founding editor of the Politics and Governments of the American States series and director of the Center for the Study of Federalism. His many books include "Constitutionalizing Globalization" and "The American Mosaic," Virginia Gray is a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her publications include "Politics in the American States: A Comparative Approach," Wyman Spano is a Minnesota lobbyist and coeditor of the state's long-standing insiders' political newsletter, "Politics in Minnesota,

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