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The Twilight of Constitutionalism?

Petra Dobner and Martin Loughlin


The concepts and values that underpin traditional constitutionalism are increasingly being challenged by political realities that place substantial power beyond the state. Among the few certainties of a global economy is the growing incongruity between the political (the world of things that need to be ordered collectively in order to sustain society) and the state (the major institution of authoritative political decision-making during modern times). The consequences, and possible remedies, of this double disjunction of politics and state, and of state and constitution, form the centre of an ... More

Keywords: constitutionalism, power, state, global economy, society, political decision-making, statehood, EU, international law, jurisdictional control

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199585007
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585007.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Petra Dobner, editor
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Halle, Germany

Martin Loughlin, editor
Professor of Public Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

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Part I Constitutionalism and the Erosion of Statehood

Part II The Question of Europe

4 European Governance

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6 Constitutionalism and Representation

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Part III Constitutionalism Without Democracy?

Part IV Constitutional Law and Public International Law

Part V Global Administrative Law: A Viable Substitute?

Part VI The Emergence of Societal Constitutionalism

16 Fragmented Foundations

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