Constitutionalism in Global Constitutionalisation
by Aoife O'Donoghue
(Cambridge University Press, May 2014)
Constitutionalism offers a governance order a set of normative values including, amongst others, the rule of law, divisions of power and democratic legitimacy. These normative values regulate the relationship between constituent and constituted power holders. Such normative constitutional legal orders are commonplace in domestic systems but the global constitutionalisation debate seeks to identify a constitutional narrative beyond the state. This book considers the manner in which the global constitutionalisation debate has neglected constitutionalism within its proposals. It examines the role normative constitutionalism plays within a constitutionalisation process, and considers the use of community at both the domestic and global governance levels to identify the holders of constituent and constituted power within a constitutional order. In doing so this analysis offers an alternative narrative for global constitutionalisation based within normative constitutionalism.
2. Norms of Constitutionalism
3. Who Benefits? Constituent and Constituted Power
4. The Global Constitutionalisation Debate in Context
5. The Structure of Global Constitutionalisation
6. The Development of a Constitutional Approach
7. Who Does Global Constitutionalism Address?
8. Constitutionalism in Global Constitutionalisation Theories
Aoife O'Donoghue is a senior lecturer at Durham Law School, Durham University.