Prof. Stephen Gill’s latest book examines new constitutionalism and global political economy

Stephen Gill
Stephen Gill

York University Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science Stephen Gill is the co-editor of New Constitutionalism and World Order. He co-edited the book, which is just published by Cambridge University Press, with A. Claire Cutler, professor of international law and international relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria.

The book is available for order through the Cambridge University Press website.

New Constitutionalism and World Order analyzes the dialectic between legal and constitutional innovations intended to inscribe corporate power and market disciplines in world order, and the potential for challenges and alternative frameworks of governance to emerge.

The book provides a comprehensive approach to neo-liberal constitutionalism and regulation and limits to policy autonomy of states, and how this disciplines populations according to the intensifying demands of corporations and market forces in global market civilization.

Gill, Cutler and contributors examine global and local public policy challenges and consider if the ongoing crises of capitalism and world order offer states and societies opportunities to challenge this loss of policy autonomy and potentially to refashion world order. Integrating approaches to governance and world order from both leading and emerging scholars,

Stephen Gill new bookNew Constitutionalism and World Order is an innovative, indispensable source for policy-makers, civil society organizations, professionals and students in law, politics, economics, sociology, philosophy and international relations.

The book’s contributors propose a novel concept of new constitutionalism to capture the nature of world order under conditions of globalized capitalism, disciplinary neoliberalism and market civilization. New Constitutionalism and World Order develops a wide-ranging and innovative understanding of global governance, law and political economy that is able to explain seemingly contradictory trends and forces.  The editors and contributors identify areas of significant potential for resistance to neoliberalism, which in turn serves to assist policymakers and members of civil society organizations to identify important points of access to policy processes.

This is the third book in as many years for Gill. In 2013, he produced a new, enlarged edition of Globalization, Democratization and Multilateralism. It was selected as a “classic in international political economy”, one of the best books published by Palgrave Macmillan in the field in the last 30 years.

In 2012, Gill edited Global Crises and the Crisis of Global Leadership (Cambridge University Press), a collection on global leadership that features innovative and critical perspectives by scholars from international relations, political economy, medicine, law and philosophy, from North and South.

In addition to being a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University, Gill is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was elected Distinguished Scholar in International Political Economy of the International Studies Association (2006). A prolific author, Gill’s previous publications include: The Global Political Economy (with David Law, 1988); American Hegemony and the Trilateral Commission (1991 & 2009); Gramsci, Historical Materialism and International Relations (1993 & 2010); Power, Production and Social Reproduction (with York Professor Isabella Bakker, 2003); and Power and Resistance in the New World Order (2003 & 2008).