Constitutionalisation

Forthcoming, Jean d’ Aspremont/Sahib Singh (eds), Concepts for International Law - Contributions to Disciplinary Thought (Edward Elgar 2017)

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2017-08

18 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2017  

Anne Peters

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Date Written: March 27, 2017

Abstract

This paper shows that the constitutionalisation of and within international law is a fragmented process which moreover engages domestic constitutional law. It is not bringing about a ‘super-constitution’ over and above domestic law and all international subfields. After clarifying the key terms, notably constitutionalisation, constitutionalism, and constitutional law, it explains the sectoral constitutionalisation of various international organisations and the constitutionalisation of the private (economic) realm. It concludes that we find (only) constitutional fragments.

Keywords: Constitutionalisation, fragmentation, constitutionalism, constitutional law, internationalization, globalisation, international organisations, public/private split, United Nations, European Union, World Trade Organisation, pluralism

Suggested Citation

Peters, Anne, Constitutionalisation (March 27, 2017). Forthcoming, Jean d’ Aspremont/Sahib Singh (eds), Concepts for International Law - Contributions to Disciplinary Thought (Edward Elgar 2017) ; Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2017-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2941412 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2941412

Anne Peters (Contact Author)

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