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Arguing Fundamental Rights


Arguing Fundamental Rights


Law and Philosophy Library, Band 77

von: Agustín J. Menéndez, Erik O. Eriksen

154,69 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 22.11.2006
ISBN/EAN: 9781402049194
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 230

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This book explores the trail-blazing Theory of Constitutional Rights of Robert Alexy. The authors combine critical analysis of the structural elements of Alexy’s theory with an assessment of its applied relevance, paying special attention to the UK Human Rights Act and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Alexy himself opens the book with an insightful contextualisation of his theory of fundamental rights within his general legal theory.
Arguing Fundamental Rights explores the path-breaking Theory of Constitutional Rights of Robert Alexy. The critical analysis of the structural elements of Alexy’s theory is combined with an assessment of its applied relevance, with special attention being paid to the UK Human Rights Act and the fundamental rights protection in the European Union (before and after the Charter of Fundamental Rights of 2000). The book is unique in combining a challenging interpretation of one the foremost European conceptions of fundamental rights with the discussion of the pragmatics of constitutional adjudication. The chapters combine a focus on key political questions such as whether rights adjudication can be subject to rational assessment and whether judges (and not democratically elected parliaments) should be the umpires of fundamental rights protection, with a concern with key jurisprudential issues, such as the determination of the limits of fundamental rights, the binding effect of fundamental rights to private parties, or whether certain fundamental rights should or should not be regarded as ultimate reasons for action, and as such, could be not be limited, not even when it conflict with other rights. Robert Alexy himself opens the book with an insightful contextualisation of his theory of fundamental rights within his general legal theory. The book is a timely defence of practical reason against claims that emergencies justify trumping fundamental rights.
Introduction: Agustín José Menéndez and Erik Oddvar Eriksen. I. A Theory of Constitutional Rights Revisited. 1. Discourse Theory and Constitutional Rights: Robert Alexy. II. Structural Perspectives. 2. Disciplining the Instrumentalism of Policies: Karlo Tuori. 3. Nine Critiques to Alexy’s Theory of Constitutional Rights: Massimo La Torre. 4. Democratic or Jurist-Made Law? The Claim to Correctness: Erik Oddvar Eriksen. 5. On Alexy’s Weight Formula: Carlos Bernal. III. Substantive Issues. 6. Who is afraid of the total constitution?: Mattias Kumm. IV. Applied Perspectives. 7. Constitutional Rights in the UK Human Rights Act: Julian Rivers. 8. Some Elements of a Theory of European Constitutional Rights: Agustín José Menéndez. 9. Constitutional Rights as Principles: Mattias Kumm. V. Appendix. Bibliography of Robert Alexy.
Arguing Fundamental Rights explores the path-breaking Theory of Constitutional Rights of Robert Alexy. The critical analysis of the structural elements of Alexy’s theory is combined with an assessment of its applied relevance, with special attention being paid to the UK Human Rights Act and the fundamental rights protection in the European Union (before and after the Charter of Fundamental Rights of 2000). The book is unique in combining a challenging interpretation of one the foremost European conceptions of fundamental rights with the discussion of the pragmatics of constitutional adjudication. The chapters combine a focus on key political questions such as whether rights adjudication can be subject to rational assessment and whether judges (and not democratically elected parliaments) should be the umpires of fundamental rights protection, with a concern with key jurisprudential issues, such as the determination of the limits of fundamental rights, the binding effect of fundamental rights to private parties, or whether certain fundamental rights should or should not be regarded as ultimate reasons for action, and as such, could be not be limited, not even when it conflict with other rights. Robert Alexy himself opens the book with an insightful contextualisation of his theory of fundamental rights within his general legal theory. The book is a timely defence of practical reason against claims that emergencies justify trumping fundamental rights.
Explores a uniquely sophisticated framework for arguing conflicts between fundamental rights
Offers keys to apply the leading theory of fundamental rights adjudication in Germany to any other European jurisdiction
Offers a theoretically informed account of the UK Human Rights Act and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

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