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The Resource The politics of principle : the first South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005, Theunis Roux, (electronic resource)

The politics of principle : the first South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005, Theunis Roux, (electronic resource)

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The politics of principle : the first South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005
Title
The politics of principle
Title remainder
the first South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005
Statement of responsibility
Theunis Roux
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Under its first chief justice, Arthur Chaskalson, the South African Constitutional Court built an unrivalled reputation in the comparative constitutional law community for technically accomplished and morally enlightened decision-making. At the same time, the Court proved remarkably effective in asserting its institutional role in post-apartheid politics. While each of these accomplishments is noteworthy in its own right, the Court's simultaneous success in legal and political terms demands separate investigation. Drawing on and synthesising various insights from judicial politics and legal theory, this study offers an interdisciplinary explanation for the Chaskalson Court's achievement. Rather than a purely political strategy of the kind modelled by rational choice theorists, the study argues that the Court's achievement is attributable to a series of adjudicative strategies in different areas of law. In combination, these strategies allowed the Court to satisfy institutional norms of public reason-giving while at the same time avoiding political attack"--
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Roux, Theunis
Dewey number
347.68035
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in constitutional law
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Africa
  • Constitutional courts
  • Constitutional law
  • South Africa
Label
The politics of principle : the first South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005, Theunis Roux, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139005081
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Chaskalson Court's achievement -- 2. A conceptual framework for assessing the performance of constitutional courts -- 3. Operationalising the conceptual framework to explain the Court's achievement -- 4. The political context for judicial review, 1995-2005 -- 5. Constraints and opportunities: the law/politics distinction in South African legal-professional culture -- 6. Death, desire and discrimination: the Chaskalson Court between constitutional and positive morality -- 7. Social rights -- 8. Property rights -- 9. Political rights -- 10. Cross-cutting strategies
Control code
CR9781139005081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 433 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139005081
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)833768688
Label
The politics of principle : the first South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005, Theunis Roux, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139005081
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Chaskalson Court's achievement -- 2. A conceptual framework for assessing the performance of constitutional courts -- 3. Operationalising the conceptual framework to explain the Court's achievement -- 4. The political context for judicial review, 1995-2005 -- 5. Constraints and opportunities: the law/politics distinction in South African legal-professional culture -- 6. Death, desire and discrimination: the Chaskalson Court between constitutional and positive morality -- 7. Social rights -- 8. Property rights -- 9. Political rights -- 10. Cross-cutting strategies
Control code
CR9781139005081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 433 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139005081
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)833768688

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