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Reasonableness is at the centre of legal debate, both in academic circles and in practice. This unique reference work adopts an interdisciplinary perspective, merging jurisprudence, legal theory, political philosophy and the different branches of law. All aspects relating to reasonableness and law are addressed by the most prominent scholars in the field. In the first part of the book, the focus is on jurisprudential analyses of the concept of reasonableness and on its moral, political and constitutional implications. In the second part, reasonableness is examined in the different fields of law like Public, Private and International Law. Here in more detail the practical consequences of reasonableness are worked out, making this work of interest to practitioners as well as legal theorists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402084997
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/17/2009
  • Series: Law and Philosophy Library Series, #86
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Legal, Political and Constitutional Theorya) The Reasonableness of the Law 1. The Reasonableness of Law - Robert Alexy2. A Sufficientist Approach to Reasonableness in Legal Decision-making and Judicial Review- Giovanni Sartor 3. Reasonableness, Common Sense, and Science - Alberto Artosib) The Moral and Political Dimension of Reasonableness 1. Reciprocity, Balancing and Proportionality: Rawls and Habermas on Moral and Political Reasonableness - Giorgio Bongiovanni and Chiara Valentini2. Law, Liberty and Reason - Philip Pettit3. "Reasonableness" and Value Pluralism in Law and Politics - Wojciech Sadurski4. Global Legitimation and Reasonableness - Sebastiano Maffettone 5. Philip Pettit’s Law, Liberty and Reason. Republican Freedom and Criminal Justice -Luca Baccelli c) Reasonableness in Constitutional Adjudication 1. Proportionality, Judicial Review, and Global Constitutionalism - Alec Stone-Sweet and Jud Mathews 2. Constitutional Adjudication and the Principle of Reasonableness - Andrea Morrone3. Some Critical Thoughts on Proportionality - Iddo Porat Part II: Private, Public and International Lawa) Reasonableness in Private Law1. Reasonable Persons in Private Law - Arthur Ripstein2. The Reasonable Consumer According to the European and Italian Regulations Concerning Unfair Business-To-Consumer Commercial Practices - Chiara Alvisib) Reasonableness in Administrative and Public Law1. Reasonableness in Administrative Law - Giacinto della Cananea 2. Reasonableness in Administrative Law: A Comparative Reflection on Functional Equivalence - Michal Bobekc) Reasonableness in Biolaw 1. Reasonableness, Bioethics, and Biolaw - Carla Faralli2. Reasonableness in Biolaw -Amedeo Santosuosso3. Reasonableness and Biolaw - Stephanie Hennette-Vauchez4. Reasonableness in Biolaw: The Criminal Law Perspective - Stefano Canestrari and Francesca Faenza d) Reasonableness in EU and International Law 1. The Principle of Reasonableness in European Union Law - Adelina Adinolfi 2. What "Rule of Reason" for the EU Internal Market? - Lucia Serena Rossi and Stephen J. Curzon 3. From State-Centered Towards Constitutional "Public Reason" in Modern International Economic Law - Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
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