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Against the New Constitutionalism - Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law Series (Hardback)
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Against the New Constitutionalism - Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 30/09/2016
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Ever since the Second World War, a new constitutional model has emerged worldwide that gives a pivotal role to judges. Against the New Constitutionalism challenges this reigning paradigm and develops a distinctively liberal defence of political constitutionalism. The author concludes that, in consolidated democracies, strong constitutional review cannot be justified and argues for the primacy of the legislature primarily on epistemic - as opposed to procedural - grounds. The author also considers whether the minimalist judicial review of Nordic countries is more in line with the best justification of the institution than the Commonwealth model that occupies a central place in contemporary constitutional scholarship. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of constitutional law. It will also be of use to constitutional and political theorists, as well as comparative and public lawyers, looking for a solution to the issues surrounding constitutional review.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783473007
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


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`Gyorfi's book has the rare virtue of combining a refreshing theoretical intervention to the old - but ongoing - debate about the legitimacy of judicial review of legislation with a critical examination of different institutional attempts to balance democracy and human rights. It is a must-read for both constitutional theorists and comparative constitutional lawyers.' -- Joel Colon-Rios, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
`The customary quality that one has come to expect of the products of Edward Elgar Publishers is evident in the handsome presentation of this work. . . This book is indeed a thought-provoking challenge of conventional thinking on judicial constitutional review.' -- Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal

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