Global Constitutionalism and Its Challenges to Westphalian Constitutional Law

Global Constitutionalism and Its Challenges to Westphalian Constitutional Law
Global Constitutionalism and Its Challenges to Westphalian Constitutional Law
Belov, M
9781509914883
30/05/2018
£55.00
Hb
Hart Publishing

Westphalian constitutionalism has shaped our understanding of politics, socio-political institutions and personal and political freedom for centuries.

It is historically based in the foundations of Western modernity, such as humanism and rationalism, and is organized around familiar principles of national sovereignty, the rule of law, the separation of powers and democracy. But since the end of the 20th century global constitutionalism has gradually emerged, challenging both the constitutional ideology and the constitutional design of Westphalian constitutional law.

This book critically assesses the structural and functional transformations in the Westphalian constitutional tradition produced by the emergence of supranational and global constitutionalism. In so doing, it evaluates the theory of global constitutionalism, its legal and socio-political limits, and important issues concerning the supranational constitutionalism of the EU.

This leads to an articulation of the constitutional theory of the emerging post-Westphalian constitutionalism, examining its development during a period of significantly increased access to and sharing of information, increased mobility and more open statehood, as well as the rise of human rights and its encounter with populism and nationalism.

It will be of great interest to scholars of constitutional law and theory, particularly those with an interest in globalization and supranationalism.

Contents: Part I. General Constitutional Theory of Global Constitutionalism1. Global Constitutionalism and Normative Hierarchies Jean-Bernard AubyI. The Basic Problem: The Disorder Created by the Multiplication and Dispersion of Legal Producers and of Places of Production of Law in the Global SpaceII. Theories of Global Constitutionalism as Efforts to Instil some Order and Values into the Normative Disorder of Legal Globalisation III. The Problem of Normative Hierarchies in Legal Globalisation IV. Global Constitutionalism and Links between Legal Orders V. Global Constitutionalism and Normative Arrangements VI. Global Constitutionalism and Dissemination of the Rule of Law’s Fundamental Principles VII. Conclusion: Necessity and Limits of Global Constitutionalism
2. The Challenges to Westphalian Constitutional Geometry in the Age of Supranational Constitutionalism, Global Governance and Information Revolution Martin BelovI. Taking Constitutional Geometry Seriously II. Geometrical Explanatory Paradigms in Westphalian Constitutional LawIII. Post-Westphalian Challenges of Supranational Constitutionalism, Global Governance and InformationRevolution to the Constitutional Geometry of Westphalian Constitutional LawIV. Conclusion
3. Overcoming False Dichotomies: Constitutionalism and Pluralism in European and International Studies Giuseppe MartinicoI. Aims and Structure II. Constitutionalism According to Krisch III. Questioning this Reconstruction IV. Italian Constitutionalism between Resistance and Openness V. The Italian Constituent Process and its Relevance VI. External OpennessVII. Final Remarks
Part II. Limits to Global Constitutionalism4. Counter-developments to Global ConstitutionalismKonrad LachmayerI. The Road Towards Constitutional Authoritarianism II. The Threats to Global Constitutionalism III. Between Societal and Civic Constitutionalism
5. Romanian Tendential Constitutionalism and the Limits of European Constitutional Culture Manuel GutanI. Failure of the European Model of Civic Constitutionalism II. The European Constitutional Convergence and the Limits of the European Constitutional Transplant III. Factors Explaining the Poor Romanian Score in Endorsing Civic Constitutionalism IV. Romanian Tendential Constitutionalism V. Conclusions
Part III. Issues of European Supranational Constitutionalism6. The Limits of Sovereignty Pooling: Lessons from EuropeBalázs FeketeI. An Evergreen Problem Re-exposed II. Keohane’s Idea of Pooled Sovereignty III. Sovereignty Pooling in EU Constitutional Law IV. The Nightfall of Sovereignty Pooling in Europe?
7. EU Agencies in the Internal Market: A Constitutional Challenge for EU Law Marta SimonciniI. Introduction II. EU Agencies in the Complex Nature of the EU Integration Process III. The Constitutional Value of the Meroni Doctrine IV. The Constitutional Challenges to EU Agencies V. Final Remarks

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