J. Rösel / T. von Trotha (eds.): The Reorganisation or the End of Constitutional Liberties? La réorganisation ou la fin de l’état de droit? [PDF]


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298 pp.
1 table, 1 graph

Text languages: English, French, German

For many years the constitutional state has been subject of constant changes which are expedited by the renewed struggle against terrorism. These changes affect the fundamentals of constitutionality itself. The Arbeitsgemeinschaft europäischer Rechtsethnologen (AGERE) took this occasion to put the question of the future of the constitutional state on a conference at the University of Rostock in 2002.

The articles collected in the present volume allow an insight into this discussion. They come from political and law scientists, criminologists and philosophers, scientists of African Studies and social anthropologists, scientists of Islamic Studies and sociologists. They inform about the development of constitutionality in many parts of the world – from the European Union to the West and East African countries up to Indonesia and West Sumatra.

The answers to the question of the reorganisation or the end of constitutional liberties are manifold and varied. In total they make clear that the bases of the constitutional state are severely endangered, not only in the extraeuropean world but also in Europe. The articles also offer important impulses for the present-day debates on terrorism, development politics, the Islamic world and the European Union.

About the editors:
Jakob Rösel held the chair of International Politics at the University of Rostock/Germany.
Trutz von Trotha held a chair of Sociology at the University of Siegen/Germany.


Introduction / Einleitung

Trutz von Trotha / Jakob Rösel: La réorganisation ou la fin de l’État de droit? Quelques observations
Trutz von Trotha: An Overview of the Contributions and a Summary of a Pluridisciplinary Debate

I. La réorganisation ou la fin de l’État de droit? Rapports mondiaux et défies philosophiques / Reorganisation or Decline of the Rule of Law? Global and Philosophical Issues
Jakob Rösel: Decline or Reorganisation of the State and the Rule of Law?
Yves Bizeul: Droits de l’homme, État de droit et « postmodernité »

II. Rapports et défies – Les réalités de l’État de droitdans le monde occidental – quelques exemples / Issues and Challenges – The Realities of Constitutional Libertiesin the Western World – Case Studies
Phillippe Robert: La naissance de l’Etat de sécurité
Andreas Baumer: Civil Liberties and the Challenge of Political Terrorism – The Case of Spain
Martin Schubarth: L’Union Européenne, d’une communauté économique à une communauté de droit?

III. Rapports et défies – Les réalités de l’État de droit dans le monde subsaharien – quelques exemples / Issues and Challenges – The Realities of Constitutional Liberties in Subsaharan Africa – Case Studies
Harald Sippel: “Rechtsstaat” and the Heritage of Different Legal Systems in Namibia and Tanzania
Ulrike Wanitzek: Land Law and Legal Pluralism in Tanzania – Security of Customary Land Tenure?
Erdmute Alber: Vindicte populaire comme facteur limitant l’implantation de l’Etat de Droit – l’exemple du Nord-Bénin
Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig / Rüdiger Köppe: Obstacles on the Postcolonial Path towards Constitutional Liberties – Tanzanian Examples

IV. Rapports et défies – Les réalités de l’État de droit dans le monde islamique – deux exemples / Issues and Challenges: The Realities of Constitutional Liberties in the Islamic World – Two Examples
Hervé Bleuchot: La mondialisation et les Droits de l’homme – Les Débats sur le Droit pénal musulman
Keebet von Benda-Beckmann / Franz von Benda-Beckmann: How Bleak is the Picture? Towards Constitutional Liberties in Indonesia

Résumés / Summaries / Zusammenfassungen

Several conference proceedings volumes of the Working Group of German-French Legal Ethnologists (AGERE) have also been published in our programme:

W.J.G. Möhlig / T. von Trotha (Hrsg./éds.): Legitimation von Herrschaft und Recht / La légitimation du pouvoir et du droit [PDF]
J. Rösel / T. von Trotha (éds.): Décentralisation, démocratisation, et les représentations locales de la force publique [PDF]
Trutz von Trotha / Jakob Rösel (eds.): On Cruelty · Sur la cruauté · Über Grausamkeit [PDF]

Under these links you will find further publications on legal anthropological / legal ethnological topics:

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