Ruling the World?: Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governanceby Jeffrey L. Dunoff
Pub. Date: 08/31/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
"Ruling the World? Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governance provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the major developments and central questions in debates over international constitutionalism at the United Nations, European Union, World Trade Organization, and other sites of global governance. The essays in this volume explore controversial… See more details below
"Ruling the World? Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governance provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the major developments and central questions in debates over international constitutionalism at the United Nations, European Union, World Trade Organization, and other sites of global governance. The essays in this volume explore controversial empirical and normative questions, doctrinal and structural issues, and questions of institutional design and positive political theory. Ruling the World grows out of a three-year research project that brought leading scholars from around the world together to create a comprehensive and integrated framework for understanding international constitutionalization." Ruling the World is the first volume to explore in a crosscutting way constitutional discourse across international regimes, constitutional pluralism, and relations among transnational and domestic constitutions. The volume examines the fundamental assumptions and critical challenges in contemporary debates over international constitutionalization.
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Part I. What Is Constitutionalism Beyond the State?: 1. A functional approach to global constitutionalism Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Joel P. Trachtman; 2. The mystery of global governance David Kennedy; 3. The international legal system as a constitution Andreas Paulus; Part II. The Constitutional Dimensions of Specific International Regimes: 4. The UN charter - a global constitution? Michael Doyle; 5. Rediscovering a forgotten constitution: notes on the place of the UN charter in the international legal order Bardo Fassbender; 6. Reframing EU constitutionalism Neil Walker; 7. The politics of international constitutions: the curious case of the WTO Jeffrey L. Dunoff; 8. Constitutional economics of the WTO Joel P. Trachtman; Part III. Cross Cutting Issues: 9. Human rights and international constitutionalism Stephen Gardbaum; 10. The cosmopolitan turn in constitutionalism: on the relationship between national constitutional law and constitutionalism beyond the state Mattias Kumm; 11. Constitutional heterarchy: the centrality of conflict in the United States and Europe Daniel Halberstam; 12. Courts and pluralism: essay on a theory of judicial adjudication in the context of legal and constitutional pluralism Miguel Poiares Maduro; 13. Whose constitution(s)? International law, constitutionalism and democracy Samantha Besson.
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