Readership: Academics and students of international law.
Jan Klabbers, Professor of International Organizations Law, University of Helsinki, Anne Peters, Professor of Public International Law and Swiss Constitutional Law, University of Basel, and Geir Ulfstein, Professor of International Law, University of Oslo
Jan Klabbers is professor of international organizations law at the University of Helsinki, and Director of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research. Prior to moving to Helsinki in 1996, he taught international law and EU law at the University of Amsterdam, where he also defended his
doctoral thesis (with distinction). An award-winning teacher, he has held visiting professorships at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (Geneva, 2008) and Hofstra Law School (New York, 2007).
Anne Peters is Professor of Public International Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Basel, a position she has held since 2001. She is visiting professor at Sciences Po, Paris in 2008/09. Prior to taking up the tenured post she was Assistant Professor at the Walther-Schücking-Institute of Public International Law at the Christian Albrechts University Kiel, where she obtained the Habilitation-qualification on the basis of her Habilitation-Thesis <"Elemente einer Theorie der Verfassung Europas>" (Elements of a Theory of the Constitution of Europe). Her research activities cover the field of general public international law, especially its constitutionalization,
European constitutional law, constitutional theory and constitutional comparison and national and international human rights. She has published extensively on questions of supranational global governance and global constitutionalism.
Geir Ulfstein is professor of international law at the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo. He is dr. juris (Oslo 1995) and has acted as a judge in Norway. He has been Vice-Dean for Research and leader of the Committee to prepare Master of Law studies at the Law Faculty of the University of Oslo. He is deputy director of the Norwegian Branch of the International Law Association. He was director of the Norwegian Centre
for Human Rights, University of Oslo, 2004-08. His research is on the law of the sea, international environmental law, human rights and the law of international institutions.
"[An] obligatory reference in the discussion about constitutionalism beyond the state." - Thomas Kleinlein. Global Law Books
"Klabbers, Peters and Ulfstein have written a remarkable book on crucial legal elements and theoretical arguments in the context of a constitutionalization of international law...this book is highly recommended as a critical reflection about the making and the deficits in the present make-up of global governance, including its inherent democracy deficit, from an insightful international law perspective" - Kolja Raube, CML Review
1: Jan Klabbers: Setting the Scene
2: Geir Ulfstein: Institutions and Competences
3: Jan Klabbers: Law-making and Constitutionalism
4: Geir Ulfstein: The International Judiciary
5: Anne Peters: Membership in the Global Constitutional Community
6: Anne Peters: Dual Democracy
7: Anne Peters: Conclusions
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