Voices, Spaces, and Processes in Constitutionalism. Journal of Law and Society Special Issues

  • ID: 2247749
  • Journal
  • 160 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book explores new thinking on constitutionalism, governance and regulation. This new thinking is emerging against the backdrop of constitutional restructuring in the UK and elsewhere as well as in the context of European Union developments. There are important issues emerging about regulation and democracy in all the other various sites of power – the European post–state arrangements, the "nation" state in its splintering forms, regions and cities, public and private space, the economy and the corporate world, and both formal and informal politics. This book seeks to engage with many of these.

The focus of the work is beyond the formal agenda of reform, looking instead at how ideas of constitutionalism and governance are undergoing a transformation and being expanded beyond traditional notions of the control of government and the liberal project of translating universal principles into common standards for the establishment of agreed functional institutions. The book brings together a number of authors who have, through their work, attempted to understand the multiple meanings of such changes for the future of constitutionalism and governance. In an environment of rapid change to formal constitutions, of new voices entering the continuing dialoge about constitutionalism and governance, these essays aim to recognize the complexity and fragmentation typical of modern times and emphasize the multi–layered nature and future development of cosmopolitan governance.

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Voices, Spaces, and Processes in Constitutionalism 1Colin Harvey, John Morison, and Jo Shaw

Process and Constitutional Discourse in the European Union 4Jo Shaw

Accountability in the Regulatory State 38Colin Scott

Governing after the Rights Revolution 61Colin Harvey

The Government–Voluntary Sector Compacts: Governance, Governmentality, and Civil Society 98John Morison

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? A Critique of the Ability of Community Mediation to Suppress and Facilitate Participation in Civil Life 133Linda Mulcahy

Business, State, and Community: Responsible Risk Takers , New Labour, and the Governance of Corporate Business 151Gary Wilson

Post–nationalism and the Quest for Constitutional Substitutes 178Damian Chalmers

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