Global Constitutionalism

A Socio-legal Perspective

  • Aydin Atilgan

Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 275)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Aydin Atilgan
    Pages 1-5
  3. Aydin Atilgan
    Pages 121-207
  4. Aydin Atilgan
    Pages 293-297
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 299-314

About this book


This book provides insights into the viability of the idea of global constitution. Global constitutionalism has emerged as an alternative paradigm for international law. However, in view of the complex and varied structure of contemporary constitutionalism, in reality it is extremely difficult to use constitutional law to provide a new paradigm for international law. 
The book argues that the cultural paradigm can offer functional tools for the global constitutionalism discourse. In other words, global constitutionalism could be handled in the context of a global “constitutional culture” instead of a global constitution. This would provide a more realistic basis for discussing global constitutionalization of a society as diverse as the international community, where a globalized polity and a globalized legal system have not yet been achieved.


International law Constitutional law Cultural paradigm Legal theory Constitutional culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Aydin Atilgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of LawNear East UniversityNicosiaCyprus

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., to be exercised by Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Heidelberg 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-55646-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-55647-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-4770
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7135
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