The Invisible Constitution of Politics

This book focuses on the contested meanings of norms in a world of increasing international encounters.

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Author: Antje Wiener (politologue)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082711618

Category: Law

Page: 253

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This book focuses on the contested meanings of norms in a world of increasing international encounters.

The Invisible Constitution of Politics

Explores the contested meanings of norms in a world of increasing international encounters.

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Author: Antje Wiener

Publisher:

ISBN: 0511424434

Category: Law

Page: 267

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Explores the contested meanings of norms in a world of increasing international encounters.

A Theory of Contestation

The Theory of Contestation advances critical norms research in international relations.

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Author: Antje Wiener

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642552359

Category: Political Science

Page: 95

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The Theory of Contestation advances critical norms research in international relations. It scrutinises the uses of ‘contestation’ in international relations theories with regard to its descriptive and normative potential. To that end, critical investigations into international relations are conducted based on three thinking tools from public philosophy and the social sciences: The normativity premise, the diversity premise and cultural cosmopolitanism. The resulting theory of contestation entails four main features, namely types of norms, modes of contestation, segments of norms and the cycle of contestation. The theory distinguishes between the principle of contestedness and the practice of contestation and argues that, if contestedness is accepted as a meta-organising principle of global governance, regular access to contestation for all involved stakeholders will enhance legitimate governance in the global realm.

Constitution and Contestation in Global Governance

Proposing a clear framework to operationalize research on contested norms, and illustrating it through three recent cases, this book contributes to the project of global international relations by offering an agency-centred approach.

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Author: Antje Wiener

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316761823

Category: Political Science

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Antje Wiener examines the involvement of local actors in conflicts over global norms such as fundamental rights and the prohibition of torture and sexual violence. Providing accounts of local interventions made on behalf of those affected by breaches of norms, she identifies the constraints and opportunities for stakeholder participation in a fragmented global society. The book also considers cultural and institutional diversity with regard to the co-constitution of norm change. Proposing a clear framework to operationalize research on contested norms, and illustrating it through three recent cases, this book contributes to the project of global international relations by offering an agency-centred approach. It will interest scholars and advanced students of international relations, international political theory, and international law seeking a principled approach to practice that overcomes the practice-norm gap.

Norms in Conflict

2 (2004): 189–234; Antje Wiener, The Invisible Constitution of Politics: Contested Norms and International Encounters (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008); Antje Wiener, “Contested Norms in Inter-National Encounters: The ...

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Author: Anchalee Rüland

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813183732

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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The people of Myanmar were struck by three major human rights disasters during the country's period of democratization from 2003 to 2012: the 2007 Saffron Revolution, the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in 2008, and the 2012 Rakhine riots, which would evolve into the ongoing Rohingya crisis. These events saw Myanmar's government categorically labeled as an offender of human rights, and three powerful Southeast Asian member states—Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia—responded to the violations in very different ways. In each case, their responses to the crises were explicitly shaped by norm conflict, which may be understood as a tension between international and domestic norms. Their reactions were compelled by a need to address conflicting domestic and international expectations for norm compliance regarding human rights protection and non-interference in internal affairs. In Norms in Conflict: Southeast Asia's Response to Human Rights Violations in Myanmar, Anchalee Rüland makes sense of state action that occurs when a governing body is faced with a circumstance that is at once in line with and contrary to its own governing policies. She defines five different types of response strategies to situations of norm conflict and examines the enabling factors that lead to each strategy. Domestic norms are known to evolve as a country's values change over time yet Rüland argues that the old and new norms may also coexist; knowledge of the underlying political context is crucial for those seeking a solid understanding of state behavior. Norms in Conflict challenges the conventional understanding of the logic of consequences in determining state behavior, advancing constructivist theory and establishing a provocative new conversation in international relations discourse.

Domestic Effects of International Norms

(2008), The Invisible Constitution of Politics. Contested Norms and International Encounters, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ––– (2009), Enacting Meaning-in-use: Qualitative Research on Norms and International Relations, ...

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Author: Laura-Theresa Krüger

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 9783748929383

Category: Political Science

Page: 387

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Die EU und ihre Mitgliedsstaaten formulieren in der Entwicklungspolitik ehrgeizige gemeinsame Prinzipien, die nationale Umsetzung hinkt aber oft hinterher. Welche Faktoren spielen dabei eine Rolle? Mit Frankreich, Deutschland und Spanien untersucht die Studie drei langjährige EU-Mitgliedsstaaten. Sie nutzt einen sozialkonstruktivistischen Normenansatz und entwirft ein Modell für das Verständnis der bislang oft unterbelichteten institutionellen Verankerung und Internalisierung internationaler Normen. In zwei Fallstudien werden Armutsorientierung und gebergemeinsame Ansätze untersucht. Auf Basis zahlreicher Interviews sowie umfassenden weiteren Quellen wird deutlich, dass sowohl länder- als auch fallspezifische Faktoren eine Rolle spielen.

The Invisible Constitution in Comparative Perspective

In his Invisible Constitution, Tribe argues that there are principles and requirements (e.g., rule of law, prohibition of ... 51 A. Wiener, The Invisible Constitution of Politics: Contested Norms and International Encounters (Cambridge: ...

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Author: Rosalind Dixon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108278850

Category: Law

Page:

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Constitutions worldwide inevitably have 'invisible' features: they have silences and lacunae, unwritten or conventional underpinnings, and social and political dimensions not apparent to certain observers. The Invisible Constitution in Comparative Perspective helps us understand these dimensions to contemporary constitutions, and their role in the interpretation, legitimacy and stability of different constitutional systems. This volume provides a nuanced theoretical discussion of the idea of 'invisibility' in a constitutional context, and its relationship to more traditional understandings of written versus unwritten constitutionalism. Containing a rich array of case studies, including discussions of constitutional practice in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Indonesia, Ireland and Malaysia, this book will look at how this aspect of 'invisible constitutions' is manifested across different jurisdictions.

Contesting Global Environmental Knowledge Norms and Governance

Speth, J. G. & Haas, P., 2009, Global Environmental Governance: Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies. ... Wiener, A., 2008, The Invisible Constitution of Politics: Contested Norms and International Encounters.

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Author: M. J. Peterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351679992

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Through theoretical discussions and case studies, this volume explores how processes of contestation about knowledge, norms, and governance processes shape efforts to promote sustainability through international environmental governance. The epistemic communities literature of the 1990s highlighted the importance of expert consensus on scientific knowledge for problem definition and solution specification in international environmental agreements. This book addresses a gap in this literature – insufficient attention to the multiple forms of contestation that also inform international environmental governance. These forms include within-discipline contestation that helps forge expert consensus, inter-disciplinary contestation regarding the types of expert knowledge needed for effective response to environmental problems, normative and practical arguments about the proper roles of experts and laypersons, and contestation over how to combine globally developed norms and scientific knowledge with locally prevalent norms and traditional knowledge in ways ensuring effective implementation of environmental policies. This collection advances understanding of the conditions under which contestation facilitates or hinders the development of effective global environmental governance. The contributors examine how attempts to incorporate more than one stream of expert knowledge and to include lay knowledge alongside it have played out in efforts to create and maintain multilateral agreements relating to environmental concerns. It will interest scholars and graduate students of political science, global governance, international environmental politics, and global policy making. Policy analysts should also find it useful.

New Zealand s Global Responsibility

Informal governance in international organizations: Introduction to special issue. Review of International Organizations, 63(8), 121–136. ... The Invisible constitution of politicscontested norms and international encounters.

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Author: László Szöllősi-Cira

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811673498

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

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New Zealand often plays leading roles in implementing progressive ideas. This book investigates what explanatory factors facilitated the country to become such a relevant normative actor. New Zealand’s case suggests that democratic institutions, skilled bureaucracy, and ambitious politicians play the crucial roles to create global influence. The case studies included in this book develop the argument that small states can better influence international politics by focusing on domestic issues. In contributing to discourses on New Zealand’s possible future role, the book is an invaluable resource to intellectuals, researchers, and students alike.

Contested Regime Collisions

Norm Fragmentation in World Society Kerstin Blome, Andreas Fischer-Lescano, Hannah Franzki, Nora Markard, ... The Invisible Constitution of Politics: Contested Norms and International Encounters (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

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Author: Kerstin Blome

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316552872

Category: Law

Page: 385

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This collection of innovative contributions to the study of legal pluralism in international and transnational law focuses on collisions and conflicts between an increasing number of institutional and legal orders, which can manifest themselves in contradictory decisions or mutual obstruction. It combines theoretical approaches from a variety of disciplines with theoretically informed case studies in order to further understanding of the phenomenon of regime collisions. By bringing together scholars of international law, legal philosophy, the social sciences and postcolonial studies from Latin America, the United States and Europe, the volume demonstrates that collisions between various institutional and legal orders affect different regions in different ways, and highlights some of their problematic consequences and identifies methods of addressing such collisions in a more productive manner.