Edited by Anthony F. Lang and Antje Wiener
Chapter 23: Legislatures
The UN General Assembly is the closest contemporary semblance to the global-level body wielding real legislative power composed of members connected with, accountable to, and replaceable by the people (citizenry) through periodic competitive elections desired by advocates of world government. Yet as a product of the twentieth-century multilateralized Westphalian states system, it lacks both features, and efforts to change that situation appear unlikely to succeed any time soon. This means that for the foreseeable future global constitutionalism will be advanced more by fostering constitutionalist norms regarding rule-making and policy implementation than by pursuing constitutionalist institutional designs.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.