European Constitutionalism and Beyond – Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
Europe is in turmoil, and the actual crisis of European constitutionalization will be a main concern of the course. Constitutionalization shall be analysed as “mind-set” (Koskenniemi) in a broad global, systematic and historical perspective. It reaches from theories of justice that are internal to constitutionalization in different historical periods to the contemporary analysis of national, European and global normative orders and legal and political systems. Important comparative points of view should be incorporated – such as the comparison between constitutionalization and state-formation in Europe and America. The European perspective of history of society and ideas must be contextualized today in the context of a decentred world society and a long lasting world society of in particular Eurasia.