The Constitutionalization Of International Law

Paperback | May 7, 2011

byJan Klabbers, Anne Peters, Geir Ulfstein

not yet rated|write a review
The book examines one of the most debated issues in current international law: to what extent the international legal system has constitutional features comparable to what we find in national law. This question has become increasingly relevant in a time of globalization, where newinternational institutions and courts are established to address international issues. Constitutionalization beyond the nation state has for many years been discussed in relation to the European Union. This book asks whether we now see constitutionalization taking place also at the global level. The book investigates what should be characterized as constitutional features of the current international order, in what way the challenges differ from those at the national level and what could be a proper interaction between different international arrangements as well as between theinternational and national constitutional level. Finally, it sketches the outlines of what a constitutionalized world order could and should imply. The book is a critical appraisal of constitutionalist ideas and of their critique. It argues that the reconstruction of the current evolution ofinternational law as a process of constitutionalization -against a background of, and partly in competition with, the verticalization of substantive law and the deformalization and fragmentation of international law- has some explanatory power, permits new insights and allows for new arguments. Thebook thus identifies constitutional trends and challenges in establishing international organisational structures, and designs procedures for standard-setting, implementation and judicial functions.This paperback edition features the authors' discussion of this book on the EJIL Talks blog.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$56.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

The book examines one of the most debated issues in current international law: to what extent the international legal system has constitutional features comparable to what we find in national law. This question has become increasingly relevant in a time of globalization, where newinternational institutions and courts are established to...

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 (w...

other books by Jan Klabbers

International Law Documents
International Law Documents

Kobo ebook|Oct 6 2016

$21.29 online$27.56list price(save 22%)
An Introduction to International Organizations Law
An Introduction to International Organizations Law

Kobo ebook|Apr 23 2015

$48.59 online$62.99list price(save 22%)
International Law
International Law

Kobo ebook|Feb 1 2013

$44.49 online$57.74list price(save 22%)
see all books by Jan Klabbers
Format:PaperbackDimensions:436 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.07 inPublished:May 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199693544

ISBN - 13:9780199693542

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Constitutionalization Of International Law

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

1. Jan Klabbers: Setting the Scene2. Geir Ulfstein: Institutions and Competences3. Jan Klabbers: Law-making and Constitutionalism4. Geir Ulfstein: The International Judiciary5. Anne Peters: Membership in the Global Constitutional Community6. Anne Peters: Dual Democracy7. Anne Peters: ConclusionsEpilogue: EJIL Talk discussion