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The Resource The mandate of dignity : Ronald Dworkin, revolutionary constitutionalism, and the claims of justice, Drucilla Cornell and Nick Friedman

The mandate of dignity : Ronald Dworkin, revolutionary constitutionalism, and the claims of justice, Drucilla Cornell and Nick Friedman

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The mandate of dignity : Ronald Dworkin, revolutionary constitutionalism, and the claims of justice
Title
The mandate of dignity
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Ronald Dworkin, revolutionary constitutionalism, and the claims of justice
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Drucilla Cornell and Nick Friedman
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eng
Summary
A major American legal thinker, the late Ronald Dworkin also helped shape new dispensations in the Global South. In South Africa, in particular, his work has been fiercely debated in the context of one of the world's most progressive constitutions. Despite Dworkin's discomfort with that document's enshrinement of 'socioeconomic rights, ' his work enables an important defense of a jurisprudence premised on justice, rather than on legitimacy. Beginning with a critical overview of Dworkin's work culminating in his two principles of dignity, Cornell and Friedman turn to Kant and Hegel for an approach better able to ground the principles of dignity Dworkin advocates. Framed thus, Dworkin's challenge to legal positivism enables a theory of constitutional revolution in which existing legal structures are transformatively revalued according to ethical mandates. By founding law on dignity, Dworkin begins to articulate an ethical jurisprudence responsive to the lived experience of injustice. This book, then, articulates a revolutionary constitutionalism crucial to the struggle for decolonization.--
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Cornell, Drucilla
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1984-
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Friedman, Nick
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  • Dworkin, Ronald
  • Dignity
  • Constitutional law
  • Social justice
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The mandate of dignity : Ronald Dworkin, revolutionary constitutionalism, and the claims of justice, Drucilla Cornell and Nick Friedman
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Bibliography note
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.
Contents
Integrity to the past -- The Hegelian conception of a properly constituted community -- Law's empire in South Africa -- The quest for unity of value -- Integrity to dignity -- Dignity in South African law
Control code
FIEb17811995
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 132 pages
Isbn
9780823268115
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
System control number
(OCoLC)904801144
Label
The mandate of dignity : Ronald Dworkin, revolutionary constitutionalism, and the claims of justice, Drucilla Cornell and Nick Friedman
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.
Contents
Integrity to the past -- The Hegelian conception of a properly constituted community -- Law's empire in South Africa -- The quest for unity of value -- Integrity to dignity -- Dignity in South African law
Control code
FIEb17811995
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 132 pages
Isbn
9780823268115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904801144

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