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Introduction to Part II: Genealogy, origins and world order

Chapter


Abstract


  • Part II of the volume outlines some of the origins, purposes and forms

    of authority and power associated with liberal constitutions and world

    orders. The two chapters help illuminate what is 'old' and 'new' in the

    emerging new constitutional world order. They illustrate how historical

    struggles have forged dominant patterns of political authority and are

    now restructuring the global order. The main themes of Part II involve:

    1. The genealogy of liberal constitutionalism, particularly that of the

    United States.

    2. How liberal constitutionalism can be understood as a form of insurance

    on the part of dominant forces against threats to their power, privilege

    and property, stemming from popular and democratic forces.

    3. The recent global convergence toward constitutional supremacy in

    light of the rapid spread of democratic politics.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Onuki, H. (2014). Introduction to Part II: Genealogy, origins and world order. In S. Gill & A. Cutler (Eds.), New Constitutionalism and World Order (pp. 77-79). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Book Title


  • New Constitutionalism and World Order

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 79

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Part II of the volume outlines some of the origins, purposes and forms

    of authority and power associated with liberal constitutions and world

    orders. The two chapters help illuminate what is 'old' and 'new' in the

    emerging new constitutional world order. They illustrate how historical

    struggles have forged dominant patterns of political authority and are

    now restructuring the global order. The main themes of Part II involve:

    1. The genealogy of liberal constitutionalism, particularly that of the

    United States.

    2. How liberal constitutionalism can be understood as a form of insurance

    on the part of dominant forces against threats to their power, privilege

    and property, stemming from popular and democratic forces.

    3. The recent global convergence toward constitutional supremacy in

    light of the rapid spread of democratic politics.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Onuki, H. (2014). Introduction to Part II: Genealogy, origins and world order. In S. Gill & A. Cutler (Eds.), New Constitutionalism and World Order (pp. 77-79). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Book Title


  • New Constitutionalism and World Order

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 79

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom