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Deliberative Democracy and the Institutions of Judicial Review (Hardback)
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Deliberative Democracy and the Institutions of Judicial Review (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 26/03/2007
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In this book, Christopher F. Zurn shows why a normative theory of deliberative democratic constitutionalism yields the best understanding of the legitimacy of constitutional review. He further argues that this function should be institutionalized in a complex, multi-location structure including not only independent constitutional courts but also legislative and executive self-review that would enable interbranch constitutional dialogue and constitutional amendment through deliberative civic constitutional forums. Drawing on sustained critical analyses of diverse pluralist and deliberative democratic arguments concerning the legitimacy of judicial review, Zurn concludes that constitutional review is necessary to ensure the procedural requirements for legitimate democratic self-rule through deliberative cooperation. Claiming that pure normative theory is not sufficient to settle issues of institutional design, Zurn draws on empirical and comparative research to propose reformed institutions of constitutional review that encourage the development of fundamental law as an ongoing project of democratic deliberation and decision.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521867344
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 233 x 162 x 29 mm


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Review of the hardback: 'The book, in short, has several merits. The main one, probably, is to refine the old discussion of judicial review in the light of an open institutional scenario, without assuming a readymade parochial design imposed by history and without ignoring the increasing empirical and comparative data about institutional performance produced in the last decades.' Cambridge Law Journal
"Zurn is at his best and most interesting when engaged in exegetical analysis of the thought of others who have written on judicial review. Their work is treated fairly, engaged sympathetically, and analyzed perceptively." - James A. Gardner, University at Buffalo Law School, The Law and Politics Book Review
"This book is imaginatively conceived, well written and researched, and tightly argued." - Christian Barry, Australian National University, Ethics

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