Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law (Philosophical Foundations of Law)

Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law (Philosophical Foundations of Law)

By: David Dyzenhaus (editor), Malcolm Thorburn (editor)Hardback

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Constitutional law has been and remains an area of intense philosophical interest, and yet the debate has taken place in a variety of different fields with very little to connect them. In a collection of essays bringing together scholars from several constitutional systems and disciplines, Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law unites the debate in a study of the philosophical issues at the very foundations of the idea of a constitution: why one might be necessary; what problems it must address; what problems constitutions usually address; and some of the issues raised by the administration of a constitutional regime. Although these issues of institutional design are of abiding importance, many of them have taken on new significance in the last few years as law-makers have been forced to return to first principles in order to justify novel practices and arrangements in their constitutional orders. Thus, questions of constitutional 'revolutions,' challenges to the demands of the rule of law, and the separation of powers have taken on new and pressing importance. The essays in this volume address these questions, filling the gap in the philosophical analysis of constitutional law. The volume will provoke specialists in philosophy, politics, and law to develop new philosophically grounded analyses of constitutional law, and will be a valuable resource for graduate students in law, politics and philosophy.

About Author

David Dyzenhaus is University Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of four books and many essays at the intersection of political philosophy, legal philosophy, and public law theory. In 2014/15 he was the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor of Legal Science in the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University. Malcolm Thorburn is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. Until 2012, he held the Canada Research Chair in Crime, Security and Constitutionalism at Queen's University. He has been a visiting fellow at the Australian National University (2008); Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich (2011); the French National Centre for Criminology (CESDIP), Paris (2011); and Magdalen College, Oxford (2011-12). He is an associate editor of the New Criminal Law Review and a member of the editorial boards of Law and Philosophy and Criminal Law and Philosophy.

Contents

PART I: WHAT IS A CONSTITUTION?; PART II: CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY; PART III: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND THEIR LIMITATIONS; PART IV: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND THEIR LIMITATION

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198754527
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780198754527
  • weight: 796
  • ISBN10: 0198754523

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