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The Constitutionalization of International Law$
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Jan Klabbers, Anne Peters, and Geir Ulfstein

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199543427

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543427.001.0001

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Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

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(p.1) 1 Setting the Scene
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The Constitutionalization of International Law
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Jan Klabbers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543427.003.0001

This chapter sets the scene for the remainder of the book and discusses the various trends and phenomena to be analyzed later. In doing so, it situates constitutionalism in international law against the background of globalization, and posits it as, at least in part, a response to globalization, privatization, verticalization, and the pending fragmentation of international law. It fleshes out the main approach and working assumptions underlying the book. The chapter then focuses on various approaches to post-national constitutionalism, discussing liberal theories, but also systems-theory inspired approaches and pluralist approaches.

Keywords:   constitutionalism, pluralism, fragmentation, verticalization, privatization, globalization

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