Chapter 19 Sociology of transnational constitutions
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This Chapter discusses the recent development of a distinct body of thought that is concerned with the sociology of constitutions. It explains how this sociological turn in constitutional theory has stimulated an increasing socio-legal concern with transnational constitutions, such that many contemporary sociologists of law are committed to explaining reasons why contemporary constitutional law often reflects a growing articulation between national and international norms. Lines of analysis in this field diverge greatly, yet they are linked by common presuppositions, and also by common attachments to classical sociology. With obvious variations, researchers in this field galvanize theories of integration, theories of historical pluralism, and atypical theories of democratic agency, all of which originate in the classical sociology of law.

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