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The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism

The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism


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Deliberative democratic theory emphasises the importance of informed and reflective discussion and persuasion in political decision-making. The theory has important implications for constitutionalism - and vice versa - as constitutional laws increasingly shape and constrain political decisions. The full range of these implications has not been explored in the political and constitutional literatures to date. This unique Handbook establishes the parameters of the field of deliberative constitutionalism, which bridges deliberative democracy with constitutional theory and practice. Drawing on contributions from world-leading authors, this volume will serve as the international reference point on deliberation as a foundational value in constitutional law, and will be an indispensable resource for scholars, students and practitioners interested in the vital and complex links between democratic deliberation and constitutionalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108418201
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/19/2018
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Ron Levy is an Associate Professor at the Law School, Australian National University, Canberra.

Hoi Kong is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montréal.

Graeme Orr is a Professor at the Law School, University of Queensland.

Jeff King is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Laws, University College London.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Hoi Kong and Ron Levy; Part I. Deliberating Under Constitutions: 2. Reasoned administration and democratic legitimacy - reflections on American hybrid Jerry L Mashaw; 3. Deliberative constitutionalism in the national security setting Mary B. DeRosa and Mitt C. Regan, Jr; 4. Deliberative constitutionalism through the lens of the administrative state David Dyzenhaus; 5. Deliberative ideals and constitutionalism in the administrative state Geneviève Cartier; 6. Parliamentary human rights vetting and deliberation George Williams and Daniel Reynolds; 7. Constitutional deliberation in the legislative process Gabrielle Appleby and Anna Olijnyk; 8. Deliberative federalism Robyn Hollander and Haig Patapan; 9. Separation of powers and deliberative democracy Danny Gittings; 10. Dialogue, deliberation and human rights Alison L. Young; Part II. Comprehensive Views - Deliberating under and about Constitutions: 11. The deliberative constitution at common law T. R. S. Allan; 12. The role of snap judgments in constitutional deliberation - a dialectical equilibrium model Jonathan Crowe; 13. Deliberating about constitutionalism Mark D. Walters; 14. Compromise in deliberative constitutionalism Daniel Weinstock; 15. Constitutional change through deliberation Pavlos Eleftheriadis; 16. In defence of empirical entanglement - the methodological flaw in Waldron's case against judicial review Theunis Roux; 17. Deliberative constitutionalism: an empirical dimension Eric Ghosh; 18. The jury system as a cornerstone of deliberative democracy John Gastil and Dennis Hale; 19. Ideas of constitutions and deliberative democracy and how they interact John Parkinson; 20. Kickstarting the bootstrapping - Jürgen Habermas, deliberative constitutionalisation, and the limits of proceduralism Simone Chambers; Part III. Deliberating about Constitutions: 21. Deliberative democracy and the doctrine of unconstitutional constitutional amendments Joel Colón-Ríos; 22. Squaring the circle? Bringing deliberation and participation together in processes of constitution-making Silvia Suteu and Stephen Tierney; 23. Mini-publics and deliberative constitutionalism Stephen Elstub and Gianfranco Pomatto; 24. Popular constitutionalism and constitutional deliberation Gideon Sapir; 25. Constitutional reform and the problem of deliberation - building a 'civics infrastructure' for meaningful debate Sarah Sorial; 26. Deliberative or performative? Constitutional reform proposals and the politics of public engagement Chris Shore and David V. Williams; 27. The 'elite problem' in deliberative constitutionalism Ron Levy; Afterword Simone Chambers.

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