'Serenity in Overcoming Crises': A Parochial Gloss on the Transnational Shift in Constitutional Vocabularies

Studia Politica, Vol. Xiii, No. 1, 2013, Pp. 9-23

Posted: 11 Sep 2013

Date Written: December 10, 2013

Abstract

The article inquires into the possibilities of constitutionalism, when severed from its inherited, state-bound contextual underpinnings, to serve as a satisfactory conceptual language for describing and assessing constitutional practices.

Rather than tackling the problem strictly in point of general theory (i.e., debating in the abstract the conditions for the possibility of "global", "international" or "supranational" constitutionalism), the argument seeks a qualified and contextualized answer to this question. The case study revolves around the interactions between the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) and the EU Commission, on the one hand, and the Romanian constitutional system, on the other, in the aftermath of a recent local political crisis.

Keywords: constitutionalism beyond the state, constitutional language, quasi-constitutional vocabularies, EU constitutionalism, Romania

Suggested Citation

Iancu, Bogdan, 'Serenity in Overcoming Crises': A Parochial Gloss on the Transnational Shift in Constitutional Vocabularies (December 10, 2013). Studia Politica, Vol. Xiii, No. 1, 2013, Pp. 9-23, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2323502

Bogdan Iancu (Contact Author)

University of Bucharest ( email )

Bd. M. Kogălniceanu 36-46, Sector 5
Bucharest, Bucuresti 05010
Romania

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