Review of Constitutional Studies

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1-2, January-July

Components of the Emergent Global Security Regime
I. INTRODUCTION Typically, political science treats "regimes" as systems of governance, whether in reference to states or interstate relationships. The dynamics and discourses of globalization, along with structural developments in world affairs...
Immigrations Sovereignty, and Open Borders: Fortress Europe and Beyond
I. INTRODUCTION The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, "solemnly declared" at the Nice Inter-Governmental Conference of 2000, states in its Preamble that "the Union is founded on the indivisible, universal values of human dignity,...
Introduction
This special issue of the Review of Constitutional Studies, entitled Globalization and the Re-Constitution of Security, is the outcome of two years of collaboration between researchers at the University of Alberta and Royal Holloway, University of...
Reconceptualizing Security-A European Perspective
I. INTRODUCTION Many reactions to the shocking events of 9/11 suggested that there was a new and imminent security problem that demanded immediate responses. International organizations introduced a raft of anti-terrorist action plans. The United...
Regionalisms Migrations and Fortress (North) America
I. INTRODUCTION The 2004 Summit of the Americas in Monterrey, Mexico stands out for the way in which both Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and Mexican President Vincente Fox focussed on issues relating to migration, security, and mobility rights...
Security and Rights
I. INTRODUCTION There is no easy way to create a world where men and women can live together ... (1) A number of papers in this special issue contemplate the notion that, in light of globalization, the events of 11 September 2001, and resulting...
Security, Asylum, and Rights. Are All Rights Equal?
I. INTRODUCTION When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was promulgated in 1948 under the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 217 (111), (1) it was with the general agreement (tacit in some cases, explicit in most) that this was to...
The Changing Constitution of Security in Europe
I. INTRODUCTION In the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., there was a wave of transatlantic solidarity most notably manifested in NATO's first operationalization of its collective defence provisions, which was...
The Constitution of Africa as a Security Threat
I. INTRODUCTION Africa has been "overdetermined" by discourses that depict it, writ large, as a global security problem, and these dominant discourses too often crowd out more temperate competing narratives. In the social sciences, there have been...
The U.S., the UN, and the Global Rule of Law
"[T]he United Nations must be able to articulate an effective and principled counter-terrorism strategy that is respectful of the rule of law and the universal observance of human rights." (1) "[I]f there are good arguments for preventive military...
We Are All Potential Terrorists Now: The Reconstituitive Effects of the Anti-Terrorim Act and the USA Patriot Act
"The theme of the Panopticon--at once surveillance and observation, security and knowledge, individualization and totalization, isolation and transparency. " (1) I. INTRODUCTION The chronology is now well known. On 11 September 2001 civilian...
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