Global Constitutionalism

Acronym: 
Glob-Con
Description: 

Global Constitutionalism - Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law (Glob-Con) seeks to promote a deeper understanding on the foundations, limitations and principles of political order and their dynamics over time on a global scale. The journal is interested in work that refers to constitutionalism as a template for empirical, conceptual or normative research on past, present and future political and legal practices, within and beyond the state.

Constitutionalism is understood here not as the study of a legal document, but as a reference frame for interdisciplinary research with a particular focus. Constitutionalism in a wide sense is associated with the study of the constitutive elements of legal and political practice that are central for the assessment of its legality or legitimacy. Constitutionalism does not presuppose the existence of a written constitution. It merely presupposes the interplay between social and institutional practices in which claims to legality and, therefore, legitimate authority, and democracy are central. Constitutionalism analyses the role of fundamental norms, the type of actors, and the institutions and procedures through which legal and political decisions are made. In a more narrow modern sense constitutionalism focuses on the basic ideas relating to justice (such as human rights), procedural fairness and participation (e.g. democracy) and the rule of law as they relate to institutional practices and policies in and beyond the state.

Published by Cambridge University Press in association with the Chair of Political Science especially Global Governance, University of Hamburg and the Centre for Globalisation and Governance (http://www.wiso.uni-hamburg.de/professuren/the-cgg/the-cgg/) at the University of Hamburg.

Language: 
English
Country of Publication: 
United Kingdom
Frequency: 
3 times a year
Fee information current as of: 
11/12/2013
Open Access: 
No
Subscription fee or article fee: 
Yes
Publication fee for authors: 
No
Abstracts: 
Yes
Abstracts language: 
English
Start year: 
2012
Ceased publication: 
No
P-ISSN: 
2045-3817
E-ISSN: 
2045-3825
Original posting date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Further Review Recommended: 
No
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