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Introduction to Part I: Concepts

Chapter


Abstract


  • The aim of Part I is twofold. First, it seeks to outline some of the issues

    surrounding the collective critical effort of this volume to interrogate and

    underline the importance of law and constitutionalism for the study of

    global political economy. Second and more specifically, it seeks to outline

    how new constitutionalism operates within the dynamics of emergent

    global market civilization as the 'common sense' for ordering the neoliberal

    restructuring oflocal and global political economies and societies.

    There are four main themes to Part 1:

    1. Conceptualization of the law as an active governing technique that is

    productive of political authority;

    2. Expansion of the commodity form of law and new constitutionalism

    in the social reproduction of capitalist market civilization;

    3. Globalization of the neo-liberal rule of law as a project to strengthen

    and legitimate the power of capital and to secure the absolute sovereignty

    of private property rights; and

    4. Possibilities for the development of alternative or insurgent forms of

    constitutionalism to advance a more just, democratic and progressive

    world order.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Onuki, H. (2014). Introduction to Part I: Concepts. In S. Gill & A. Cutler (Eds.), New Constitutionalism and World Order (pp. 23-27). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Book Title


  • New Constitutionalism and World Order

Start Page


  • 23

End Page


  • 27

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The aim of Part I is twofold. First, it seeks to outline some of the issues

    surrounding the collective critical effort of this volume to interrogate and

    underline the importance of law and constitutionalism for the study of

    global political economy. Second and more specifically, it seeks to outline

    how new constitutionalism operates within the dynamics of emergent

    global market civilization as the 'common sense' for ordering the neoliberal

    restructuring oflocal and global political economies and societies.

    There are four main themes to Part 1:

    1. Conceptualization of the law as an active governing technique that is

    productive of political authority;

    2. Expansion of the commodity form of law and new constitutionalism

    in the social reproduction of capitalist market civilization;

    3. Globalization of the neo-liberal rule of law as a project to strengthen

    and legitimate the power of capital and to secure the absolute sovereignty

    of private property rights; and

    4. Possibilities for the development of alternative or insurgent forms of

    constitutionalism to advance a more just, democratic and progressive

    world order.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Onuki, H. (2014). Introduction to Part I: Concepts. In S. Gill & A. Cutler (Eds.), New Constitutionalism and World Order (pp. 23-27). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Book Title


  • New Constitutionalism and World Order

Start Page


  • 23

End Page


  • 27

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom