Concepts for International Law
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Concepts for International Law

Contributions to Disciplinary Thought

Edited by Jean d’Aspremont and Sahib Singh

Concepts shape how we understand and participate in international legal affairs. They are an important site for order, struggle and change. This comprehensive and authoritative volume introduces a large number of concepts that have shaped, at various points in history, international legal practice and thought; intimates at how the many projects of international law have grappled with, and influenced, the world through certain concepts; and introduces new concepts into the discipline.
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Chapter 10: Constitutionalization

Anne Peters

Abstract

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

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