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Transnational Constitutionalism : International and European Perspectives - Nicholas Tsagourias

Transnational Constitutionalism

International and European Perspectives

By: Nicholas Tsagourias (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th November 2010
ISBN: 9780521173483
Number Of Pages: 390

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An interdisciplinary perspective is adopted to examine international and European models of constitutionalism. In particular the book reflects critically on a number of constitutional themes, such as the nature of European and international constitutional models and their underlying principles; the telos behind international and European constitutionalism; the role of the state and of central courts; and the relationships between composite orders. Transnational Constitutionalism brings together a group of European and international law scholars, whose thought-provoking contributions provide the necessary intellectual insight that will assist the reader in understanding the political and legal phenomena that take place beyond the state. This edited collection represents an original and pioneering contribution to the international and European constitutional discourse.

Review of the hardback: 'The book attempts to not restrain itself to a narrow perspective; it encloses legal and socio-political accounts, scholars from the European as well as the international level, promoters and sceptics and voices from different theoretical backgrounds such as Kelsenian, system theories and Habermas. ... This book ... shows that it is important to deviate from the standard perception of a constitution as a single mono-level document in favour of constituting elements assembled from national, regional and international documents. Definitely it is a book that has the potential to kindle further discussion and give an overview of what has been reached so far.' Eva Julia Lohse, internationalconstitutionallaw.net
"This is a useful book, full of critical and analytical discussion concerning recent scholarship in fields of transnational and international constitutionalism." John E. Finn, Wesleyan University

Constitutionalism - a theoretical roadmap
States, Courts and Constitutional Principles
The rejection of the universal state
The standing of states in the European Union
The constitutional role of general principles of law in international and European jurisprudence
Proportionality and discretion in international and European law
Transnational Constitutional Interface
Hierarchy in organizations: regional bodies and the United Nations
The multilevel constitution of European foreign relations
Self-determination of peoples and transnational regimes as foundational principle of global governance
Challenges to international and European corporatism presented by deliberative trends in governance
Visions of International Constitutionalism
The meaning of international constitutional law
The never-ending closure: constitutionalism and international law
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ISBN: 9780521173483
ISBN-10: 0521173485
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 25th November 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.57