Global Constitutionalism in International Legal Perspective
The question of whether a global constitution exists or is emerging, and if so, what form it takes, is one of the most intriguing and controversial topics of recent international theory. This book examines public international law contributions to the debate, specifically taking a step back to enquire about the underlying assumptions that inform this debate. While contemporary contributors declare the idea of global constitutionalism to be global, this book reveals and interrogates the underlying liberal democratic themes that define prevailing approaches, thus calling universality into question. Drawing on critical theories within and without the international legal discipline, this book suggests a reconceptualisation of global constitutionalism in terms of what is named organic global constitutionalism . The book thus addresses significant shortcomings and illuminates necessary reorientations to a field that is currently still in the crucial phase of formation.
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Chapter One Dimensions of Global Constitutionalism in Public International Law
Chapter Two A Historical Analysis of Key Themes of Global Constitutionalism
Chapter Three Questioning the Contributions of Public International Law to the Debate on Global Constitutionalism
Chapter Four A Suggestion for a Reorientation of the Debate towards Organic Global Constitutionalism
alism Analogical Constitutionalism Anne Peters Anne-Marie Slaughter argued assumption Bardo Fassbender believed Brun-Otto Bryde Cambridge Chapter Christian Tomuschat colonialism concept consti constitutional law constitutional order culture debate on global democracy dimensions of global Emmerich-Fritsche European existence framework global constitution Global Governance globalisation hegemony human rights Ibid idea of global idealism imperialism indeterminacy individual rights Institutional Constitutionalism institutionalisation of power international community international lawyers international legal order international sphere James Tully Jürgen Habermas jus cogens jus cogens norms Kadelbach Kleinlein legal system legitimacy liberal democratic limitation of power Martti Koskenniemi means natural law Normative Constitutionalism organic global constitutionalism organisations Oxford participation particular perspective political power pre-political principles public international law question recognition referred regarded Richard Bellamy scholars Social Constitutionalism sovereignty standard-setting stitutionalism structures themes of constitutionalism themes of global tion Tomuschat treaties Tully tutionalism UN Charter United Nations unity values Verdross visions of global world law