The Olympic Charter: A Transnational Constitution Without a State?

25 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2018

Date Written: July 2018

Abstract

This article examines various aspects of Teubner's theory of societal constitutionalism using the lex sportiva as an empirical terrain. The case study focuses on the operation of the Olympic Charter as a transnational constitution of the Olympic movement. It shows that recourse to a constitutional vocabulary is not out of place in qualifying the function and authority of the Charter inside and outside the Olympic movement. Yet, the findings of the case study also nuance some of Teubner's descriptive claims and question his normative strategy.

Suggested Citation

Duval, Antoine, The Olympic Charter: A Transnational Constitution Without a State? (July 2018). Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 45, pp. S245-S269, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3216829 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jols.12112

Antoine Duval (Contact Author)

T.M.C. Asser Instituut ( email )

P.O. Box 30461
2500 GL The Hague, 2517JN
Netherlands

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