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The Resource Building the constitution : the practice of constitutional interpretation in post-apartheid South Africa, James Fowkes

Building the constitution : the practice of constitutional interpretation in post-apartheid South Africa, James Fowkes

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Building the constitution : the practice of constitutional interpretation in post-apartheid South Africa
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Building the constitution
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the practice of constitutional interpretation in post-apartheid South Africa
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James Fowkes
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eng
Summary
"This revisionary perspective on South Africa's celebrated Constitutional Court draws on historical and empirical sources alongside conventional legal analysis to show how support from the African National Congress government and other political actors has underpinned the Court's landmark cases, which are often applauded too narrowly as merely judicial achievements. Standard accounts see the Court as overseer of a negotiated constitutional compromise and as the looked-to guardian of that constitution against the rising threat of the ANC. However, in reality South African successes have been built on broader and more admirable constitutional politics to a degree no previous account has described or acknowledged. The Court has responded to this context with a substantially consistent but widely misunderstood pattern of deference and intervention. Although a work in progress, this institutional self-understanding represents a powerful effort by an emerging court, as one constitutionally serious actor among others, to build a constitution"--
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1984-
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Fowkes, James
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Cambridge studies in constitutional law
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  • South Africa
  • Constitutional courts
  • Constitutional law
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Building the constitution : the practice of constitutional interpretation in post-apartheid South Africa, James Fowkes
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn951557405
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 392 pages
Isbn
9781107124097
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)951557405
Label
Building the constitution : the practice of constitutional interpretation in post-apartheid South Africa, James Fowkes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951557405
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 392 pages
Isbn
9781107124097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951557405

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