Readership: Academics and advanced students working on constitutional theory or the theory of international law.
Edited by Petra Dobner, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Halle, Germany, and Martin Loughlin, Professor of Public Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
"[The collection] do[es] not only represent the current state of research, but advance[s] it." - Thomas Kleinlein, Global Law Books
"...the quality of the contributions is extremely high. It shows that most of the contributors have worked on the topic of constitutionalism for many years. Still the volume goes further than merely presenting summaries of the existing positions at the same time as new aspects and dimensions are added. As such the volume provides a very important step in the attempt to move beyond the constitutional twilight" - Poul F. Kjaer, European Law Review
"...a compulsory read for anyone interested in the subject matter of the series by OUP for which it is the debut volume, the
Oxford Constitutional Theory Series, approaches the themes of globalisation and transnationalism from the viewpoint of constitutionalism, one of the hallmarks of modern sovereign statehood...this eclectic, erudite and highly-recommended collection provokes the conclusion, to this reviewer at least, that in the contemporary world constitutionalism faces the same dilemma as the protagonists of Di Lampedusa's "Il Gattopardo": it will have to change if it is to stay the same" - Cormac Mac Amhlaigh, Public Law
Part I: Constitutionalism and the Erosion of Statehood
1: Dieter Grimm: The Achievement of Constitutionalism and its Prospects in a Changed World
2: Ulrich K. Preuss: Disconnecting Constitutions from Statehood: Is Global Constitutionalism a Viable Concept?
3: Martin Loughlin: What is Constitutionalisation?
Part II: The Question of Europe
4: Tanja A. Börzel: European Governance: Governing with or without the State?
5: Fritz W. Scharpf: Legitimacy in the Multi-level European Polity
6: Sonja Puntscher: Constitutionalism and Representation: European Parliamentarism in the Treaty of Lisbon
Part III: Constitutionalism without Democracy?
7: Petra Dobner: More Law, Less Democracy? Democracy and Transnational Constitutionalism
8: Marcus Llanque: On Constitutional Membership
9: Hauke Brunkhorst: Constitutionalism and Democracy in the World Society
Part IV: Constitutional Law and Public International Law
10: Mattias Kumm: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times: Between Constitutional Triumphalism and Nostalgia
11: Rainer Wahl: In Defence of 'Constitution'
Part V: Global Administrative Law: A Viable Substitute?
12: Nico Krisch: Global Administrative Law and the Constitutional Ambition
13: Alexander Somek: Administration without Sovereignty
Part VI: The Emergence of Societal Constitutionalism
14: Neil Walker: Beyond the Holistic Constitution?
15: Riccardo Prandini: The Morphogenesis of Constitutionalism
16: Gunther Teubner: Fragmented Foundations: Societal Constitutionalism beyond the Nation State