Edited by Anthony F. Lang and Antje Wiener
Chapter 10: Realist perspectives on global constitutionalism
This chapter offers a series of thought experiments about what it might mean to adopt a realist perspective on global constitutionalism. On the one hand, it is through an approach that seeks to relate the law to concrete social processes, as originally advocated by the legal realists, that one can begin to make a case for an observed constitutionalization on the supranational level. On the other, however, political realists will point to the ‘ism’ in global constitutionalism that ultimately entails an apology for state interests, systemic inequalities, ‘untamed’ sovereignty, and the occlusion of particularist ideologies behind highly instrumentalized appeals to a universally accepted normative order.
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