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Beyond the post-sovereign state? The past, present and future of constitutional pluralism

Wilkinson, Michael (2019) Beyond the post-sovereign state? The past, present and future of constitutional pluralism. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, 21. 6 - 23. ISSN 1528-8870

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Identification Number: 10.1017/cel.2019.9

Abstract

Constitutional pluralism is a theory for the post-sovereign European state. This only makes sense historically, emerging out of postwar European reconstruction through the repression of popular sovereignty and restraining of democracy, including through the project of European integration. It became unsettled at Maastricht and evolved from a series of irritants into a full-blown crisis in the recent decade, with sovereignty claims returning both from the bottom-up and the top-down, to the extent that we can legitimately ask whether we are now moving 'beyond the post-sovereign state'? Constitutional pluralist literature fails to capture this in that evades material issues of democracy and political economy.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-...
Additional Information: © 2019 Centre for European Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Divisions: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2019 08:39
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101174

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