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The Dynamics of Constitutionalism in the Age of Globalisation : From Peace to Justice Series - Morly Frishman

The Dynamics of Constitutionalism in the Age of Globalisation

From Peace to Justice Series

By: Morly Frishman (Editor), Sam Muller (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2010
ISBN: 9789067043021
Number Of Pages: 205

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Hague Academic Press, a T.M.C. Asser Press imprint

What does 'constitutionalism' mean in our age of globalisation? In which contexts does the discourse of constitutionalism occur? What factors contribute to the creation of a 'culture' of constitutionalism at the nation-state level? And can one talk about constitutionalism beyond the state, for example at the European and international levels? These are some of the questions that formed the basis for discussion at the Fifth 'From Peace to Justice' Conference of the Hague Academic Coalition in May 2008. With the concepts of power and governance becoming more diverse and multi-faceted, the conference considered constitutionalism at the national, European and international levels, exploring from a variety of viewpoints the changing meaning of constitutionalism in today's globalised world.

Prefacep. V
The Hague Academic Coalitionp. IX
List of Abbreviationsp. XV
Introductionp. 1
Constitutionalism in a Global Agep. 1
Overviewp. 3
International Law, Development and Conflict: Comparative Perspectives on Cultures of Constitutionalismp. 4
Constitutional Protection, the Internationalisation of Law and Transnational Constitutional Principlesp. 7
The Dynamics of Constitutionalism in the European Union (EU)p. 9
Constitutionalism in Public International Lawp. 11
Concluding Remarksp. 13
Constitutionalism in an Age of Globalisation and Global Threatsp. 15
Introductionp. 15
Globalisation, Human Rights and Human Dignityp. 16
The Concept of Constitutionalismp. 18
The Principle of Democratic Legitimacyp. 19
Constitutionalism in an Age of Globalisationp. 24
National Constitutionalismp. 25
Regional Constitutionalismp. 25
International Constitutionalismp. 25
The Relationship between International Legal Obligations and Domestic Law: From Dualism, Monism and Coordination to Responsibilityp. 26
The Basis of Obligation in International Lawp. 27
The Law of State Responsibilityp. 30
Obligations under the UN Charterp. 30
International Norms of Jus Cogensp. 32
Norms of International Customary Lawp. 34
Mandatory Decisions of the UN Security Councilp. 35
Obligations under International Human Rights Conventionsp. 40
The Doctrine of the Responsibility to Prevent and to Protectp. 46
Conclusionp. 46
Cultures of Constitutionalism: An Introductionp. 49
Overviewp. 49
Significant Events of 1948p. 51
Constitutionalism and Legal Pluralismp. 54
Soul of a Nation? The Inception, Interpretation and Influence of South Africa's 1996 Constitutionp. 57
Introductionp. 57
The Inception of South Africa's 1996 Constitutionp. 60
Interpretation: The Role of the Constitutional Courtp. 65
The Influence of South Africa's 1996 Constitutionp. 68
Conclusionp. 70
Post-Conflict Constitutional Settlement in Nepal and the Role of the United Nationsp. 71
Introductionp. 71
The Current Context: Historical Changep. 72
Historical and Current Political Scenariosp. 73
The Role of the Judiciaryp. 77
The Peace Agreementp. 78
Drawbacks of the Interim Constitutionp. 79
The Election of an Inclusive Constituent Assemblyp. 80
The Role of the United Nationsp. 81
A Unique Peace Processp. 82
The United Nations Could Have Been Bolderp. 84
Conclusionp. 86
Do Constitutions Make a Difference as regards the Protection of Fundamental Human Rights? Comparing the United States and Israelp. 89
Introductionp. 89
The Constitutional Framework of the USp. 90
The Non-Constitutional Framework of Israelp. 99
Conclusionp. 108
The Impact of Internationalisation on Constitutional Law: Some Reflectionsp. 111
Introductionp. 111
Constitutional v. International Lawp. 112
Institutional and Competence Standardsp. 113
Democracy and Accountability Standardsp. 116
Individual Rights Protectionp. 117
Outlookp. 120
Fit for All Practical Purposes? Constitutionalism as a Legitimising Strategy for the European Unionp. 125
Introductionp. 125
Constitutionalism and Public Perceptionsp. 126
The EU Constitution as a Constitutional Moment in the History of the European Unionp. 127
Constitutionalism as a State-Centred Legitimising Strategyp. 128
Academic Evolution in EU Constitutionalismp. 131
New Challenges for EU Constitutionalismp. 135
Interplay between National and EU Constitutionalismp. 137
Conclusionp. 142
Why Legal Scholarship Must Not Leave EU Constitutional Practice to the Social Sciences - Some Reflectionsp. 145
Why Constitutional Practice is not of Secondary Importancep. 145
Why Practice or Convention is Problematic yet Essential in the Case of an International Organisationp. 148
Why Legal Scholarship is Wrong to Leave Practice to Othersp. 151
Peremptory Norms as an Aspect of Constitutionalisation in the International Legal Systemp. 153
Introductionp. 153
Theoretical Perspectives on Jus Cogens: Some Recent Viewsp. 154
Non-derogability of Jus Cogensp. 158
The Content of Jus Cogensp. 160
Jus Cogens Before National Courts: Universal Jurisdiction and State Immunityp. 165
The Proper Constitutional Significance of Jus Cogens: Primacy over UN Security Council Resolutionsp. 171
Conclusionp. 179
Bibliographyp. 181
Table of Casesp. 195
Table of Conventionsp. 199
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9789067043021
ISBN-10: 9067043028
Series: From Peace to Justice Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 205
Published: 30th June 2010
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5