"[The collection] do[es] not only represent the current state of research, but advance[s] it."
--Thomas Kleinlein, Global Law Books
"...the quality of the contributions is extremely high. It shows that most of the contributors have worked on the topic of constitutionalism for many years. Still the volume goes further than merely presenting summaries of the existing positions at the same time as new aspects and dimensions are added. As such the volume provides a very important step in the attempt to move beyond the constitutional twilight." --Poul F. Kjaer, European Law Review
"...a compulsory read for anyone interested in the subject matter of the series by OUP for which it is the debut volume, the Oxford Constitutional Theory Series, approaches the themes of globalisation and transnationalism from the viewpoint of constitutionalism, one of the hallmarks of modern sovereign statehood...this eclectic, erudite and highly-recommended collection provokes the conclusion, to this reviewer at least, that in the contemporary world constitutionalism faces the same dilemma as the protagonists of Di Lampedusa's "Il Gattopardo": it will have to change if it is to stay the same." --Cormac Mac Amhlaigh, Public Law
About the Author
Martin Loughlin is Professor of Public Law at the London School of Economics. He specialises in constitutional theory and his books in the field include The Paradox of Constitutionalism (edited with Neil Walker, 2007), Foundations of Public Law (2010), The Idea of Public Law (2003), and Public Law and Political Theory (1992).
Petra Dobner is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Halle, Germany.