Part III highlights how the neo-liberal project of extending new constitutionalism
has not simply resulted in the decline of the significance of
the state but rather its transformation, a shift that is linked to a more general
global redefinition of politics and multilevel governance. The main
themes of Part III consist of:
1. The need to go beyond conventional understandings of the 'global'
and the 'national' as reflecting opposed political logics under conditions
of neo-liberal globalization and the new constitutionalism.
2. How this allows for an exploration of the shifting forms and roles
of the state, including the privatization of norm-making authority, in
'new geographies of power'.
3. The 'variegated' development of neo-liberalizing market-disciplining
4. The centralization and decentralization of policy capabilities in the
neo-liberal projects for federalism and multilateral governance, operating
at local, national, regional and global levels.