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Constitutional Fragments: Societal Constitutionalism and Globalization

Gunther Teubner

Abstract

Over the past few years, a series of political scandals have raised the ‘new constitutional question’. Multinational corporations violated human rights; private intermediaries in the internet threatened freedom of opinion, and recently, with particular impact, the global capital markets unleashed catastrophic risks — all of these pose constitutional problems in the strict sense. It is outside the limits of the nation-state in transnational politics and, at the same time, outside institutionalized politics, in the ‘private’ sectors of global society that these constitutional problems arise. The ... More

Keywords: constitution, transnational constitutionalism, constitutional pluralism, constitutional sociology, societal constitutionalism, horizontal effect of human rights, constitutional conflicts, functional differentiation, regime constitution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199644674
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644674.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gunther Teubner, author
Professor of Law, International University College, Turin, and Excellence Cluster "Normative Orders", Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

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