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Beyond ConstitutionalismThe Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law$
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Nico Krisch

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199228317

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228317.001.0001

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Conclusion: Postnational Pluralism and Beyond

Conclusion: Postnational Pluralism and Beyond

(p.297) 9 Conclusion: Postnational Pluralism and Beyond
Beyond Constitutionalism

Nico Krisch

Oxford University Press

Chapter 9 summarizes the argument in the preceding chapters and sketches broader implications of the turn towards pluralism in postnational law. The case for pluralism may also have repercussions for debates on domestic law and politics. It suggests that pluralism may be appealing more broadly in societies characterized by strong diversity and contestation. The rise of pluralism also affects our general understanding of the phenomenon of law as such. The multiplicity of sub-orders in the postnational legal order stands in tension with the idea of unity, often regarded as central to the idea of law. The different, often conflicting normative orientations of these sub-orders also question the image of universality and impartiality and allow the law to appear more clearly as the pursuit of very particular, and inevitably partial projects.

Keywords:   pluralism, constitutionalism, diverse societies, law, unity, universality, impartiality

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