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Handbook on Global Constitutionalism

Edited by Anthony F. Lang, Jr., Chair in International Political Theory, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK and Antje Wiener, Chair of Political Science, especially Global Governance, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, Germany and By-Fellow at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, UK
This Handbook introduces scholars and students to the history, philosophy, and evidence of global constitutionalism. Contributors provide their insights from law, politics, international relations, philosophy, and history, drawing on diverse frameworks and empirical data sets. Across them all, however, is a recognition that the international order cannot be understood without an understanding of constitutional theory. The Handbook will define this field of inquiry for the next generation by bringing together some of the leading contemporary scholars.
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Publication Date: 2017
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This Handbook introduces scholars and students to the history, philosophy and evidence of global constitutionalism. Contributors provide their insights from law, politics, international relations, philosophy and history, drawing on diverse frameworks and empirical data sets to explore the idea of a global constitutional order. Across them all, however, is a recognition that the international order cannot be understood without an understanding of constitutional theory. In bringing together some of the leading contemporary scholars, this Handbook will define this field of inquiry for the next generation.

This is the first Handbook in the emerging interdisciplinary field of global constitutionalism and offers contributions from experts in both law and political science. Through historical, legal, political and ethical analyses it provides unique coverage of distinct perspectives on global constitutionalism. The editors and their authors provide insights into the changing world order by emphasizing the constitutional-like qualities of international affairs, with particular attention paid to law, power and human rights.

This unique and innovative Handbook will be the definitive state-of-the-art resource for the pioneers of global constitutionalism, as well as those readers interested in international law, international relations theory, comparative constitutionalism, history, public philosophy, political sociology and political theory alike.
‘The Handbook on Global Constitutionalism is a penetrating, rich and thought-provoking volume. Drawing leading scholars of international law, international relations and political theory into constructive dialogue, it is an important contribution to debates over the past, present and future of global constitutionalism.’
– Duncan Bell, University of Cambridge, UK
Contributors: G.W. Anderson, A. Arato, S. Besson, A. Birdsall, G.W. Brown, J. Brunnée, B. Çal?, E. Carolan, J. d’Aspremont, M.W. Doyle, J.L. Dunoff, B. Fassbender, I. Ferguson, J. Harries, T.O. Hueglin, O. Jütersonke, J. Klabbers, M. Kumm, A.F. Lang, Jr., S. Mancini, P. Niesen, F. Oakley, A. Peters, M.J. Peterson, M. Rosenfeld, W.E. Scheuerman, C. Schwöbel-Patel, J. Shaw, C. Thornhill, S.J. Toope, J.P. Trachtman, M.J. van Ittersum, N. Walker, A. Wiener, J. Wilkens
Contents:

Preface

1. A Constitutionalizing Global Order: An Introduction
Anthony F Lang, Jr. and Antje Wiener

Part I Historical Antecedents
2. Global Constitutionalism: The Ancient Worlds
Jill Harries

3. Medieval Constitutionalism
Francis Oakley

4. Global Constitutionalism in the Early Modern Period: The Role of Empires, Treaties and Natural Law
Martine Julia van Ittersum

5. The Enlightenment and Global Constitutionalism
Chris Thornhill

6. Modern Historical Antecedents of Global Constitutionalism in Theoretical Perspective
Michel Rosenfeld

Part II Political and International Relations Theories
7. Cosmopolitanism and Global Constitutionalism
Garrett Wallace Brown

8. Liberal Theory
Iain Ferguson

9. Constructivism
Jan Wilkens

10. Realist Perspectives on Global Constitutionalism
Oliver Jütersonke

11. Critical Theory
Gavin W. Anderson

Part III Legal Theories
12. International Legal Constitutionalism, Legal Forms, and the Need for Villains
Jean d’Aspremont

13. Interactional Legal Theory, the International Rule of Law and Global Constitutionalism
Jutta Brunnée and Stephen J. Toope

14. The Multifaceted Relationship between Functionalism and Global Constitutionalism
Jeffrey L. Dunoff

Part IV Principles and Practices
15. Global Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law
Mattias Kumm

16. Balance of Powers
Eoin Carolan

17. Constituent Power in Global Constitutionalism
Peter Niesen

18. Human Rights as Transnational Constitutional Law
Samantha Besson

19. Proportionality as a Global Constitutional Principle
Anne Peters

20. Written versus Unwritten: Two Views on the Form of an International Constitution
Bardo Fassbender

21. Constitution Making
Andrew Arato

Part V Institutions and Frameworks
22. International Judicial Review
Ba?ak Çal?

23. Legislatures
M. J. Peterson

24. Executive and Exception
William E. Scheuerman

25. Federalism: From Constitutionalism to Constitutionalisation?
Thomas O. Hueglin

26. The UN Charter and Global Constitutionalism?
Michael W. Doyle

27. Functionalism, Constitutionalism and the United Nations
Jan Klabbers

28. The European Union and Global Constitutionalism
Jo Shaw

29. The International Criminal Court and Global Constitutionalism
Andrea Birdsall and Anthony F Lang, Jr.

30. Global Commercial Constitutionalization: The World Trade Organization
Joel P. Trachtman

Part VI New Horizons
31. The Political Economy of Global Constitutionalism
Christine Schwöbel-Patel

32. Global Religion in a Post-Westphalia World
Susanna Mancini

33. Constitutionalism and Pluralism
Neil Walker

Index