Judicial Power, Democracy and Legal Positivism

Judicial Power, Democracy and Legal Positivism

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Overview

In this book, a distinguished international group of legal theorists re-examine legal positivism as a prescriptive political theory and consider its implications for the constitutionally defined roles of legislatures and courts. The issues are illustrated with recent developments in Australian constitutional law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351924641
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Series: Applied Legal Philosophy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 452
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents

Contents: Reorienting Legal Positivism: Democratic aspects of ethical positivism, Tom Campbell; ; Ethical positivism and the liberalism of fear, Martin Krygier; Feminist perspectives on ethical positivism, Nicola Lacey; Legal separatism and the concept of the person, Margaret Davies; Positivism and difference, Helen Stacy; Is legal positivism committed to Intentionalism?, Natalie Stoljar; A perspective theory of law, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong; Legal positivism and the contingent autonomy of law, Fredrick Schauer. Assemblies v. Courts in Democratic Theory and Practice: The philosophical foundations of parliamentary sovereignty, Jeffrey Goldsworthy; Legislation by assembly, Jeremy Waldron; Defining judicial restraint, John Daley; A patchwork quilt theory of constitutional interpretation, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong; Citizenship, race and adjudication, Margaret Thornton; The vice of judicial activism, Arthur Glass; The role of law and the role of lawyers, Tim Dare; Judicial activism and the rule of law in Australia, Leslie Zines; Judicial activism and judicial review in the high court of Australia, George Williams; Index.

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