Philosophical Foundations Of Constitutional Law

Author: David Dyzenhaus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191069451
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Constitutional law has been and remains an area of intense philosophical interest, and yet the debate has taken place in a variety of different fields with very little to connect them. In a collection of essays bringing together scholars from several constitutional systems and disciplines, Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law unites the debate in a study of the philosophical issues at the very foundations of the idea of a constitution: why one might be necessary; what problems it must address; what problems constitutions usually address; and some of the issues raised by the administration of a constitutional regime. Although these issues of institutional design are of abiding importance, many of them have taken on new significance in the last few years as law-makers have been forced to return to first principles in order to justify novel practices and arrangements in their constitutional orders. Thus, questions of constitutional 'revolutions,' challenges to the demands of the rule of law, and the separation of powers have taken on new and pressing importance. The essays in this volume address these questions, filling the gap in the philosophical analysis of constitutional law. The volume will provoke specialists in philosophy, politics, and law to develop new philosophically grounded analyses of constitutional law, and will be a valuable resource for graduate students in law, politics and philosophy.

Philosophical Foundations Of The Nature Of Law

Author: Wilfrid J. Waluchow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199675517
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Recent years have witnessed major developments in philosophical inquiry concerning the nature of law and, with the growth of transnational legal institutions, in the phenomenon of law itself. This volume gathers leading writers in the field to take stock of current debates on the nature of law and the aims and methods of legal philosophy.

Philosophical Or Political Foundation Of Constitutional Law

Author: Pablo Riberi
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
ISBN: 3848715333
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What kind of discourse is likely to build up constitutional norms? How do legal-philosophical insights get along with competing political claims? This book presents the main conclusions from the CITC (Congreso Internacional de Teoria Constitucional) in Cordoba, Argentina. While addressing the very foundations of Constitutional Law, leading scholars from Europe and America got together to debate legal and political issues which impinge upon institutional design and polity assessment, political representation and rights protection. Not to mention other vexing challenges such as the proper latitude of judicial review, the threatening phenomena of untamed emergency powers and the current international dimension of supra-national state-building. Beyond governance and human rights discourse, the core content of this book is concentrated on shedding some light on which theoretical and/or political conditions could better stand and give shelter to civil obedience and constitutional patriotism.

Philosophical Foundations Of Tax Law

Author: Monica Bhandari
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192519375
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Tax law changes at a startling rate - not only does societal change bring with it demands for change in the tax system, but changes in the political climate will force change, as will many other competing pressures. With this pace of change, it is easy to focus on the practical and forget the core underpinnings of the tax system and their philosophical justifications. Taking a pause to remind ourselves of those principles and how they can operate in the modern tax system is crucial to ensuring that the tax system does not diverge too far from what it should be or could be. It is essential to understand the answers to some of the seemingly basic questions that surround tax before we can even begin to think about what a tax system should look like. This collection brings together major themes and difficult questions in the philosophical foundations of tax law. The chapters consider practical issues such as justification, enforcement, design, and mechanics, and provide a full and coherent analysis of the basis for tax law. Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law allows the reader to consider how tax systems should move forward in the modern world, with a sound philosophical basis, to provide the practical tax system that the state requires and citizens deserve.


Author: Larry Alexander
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521799996
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This specially commissioned volume examines the issue of constitutionalism.

Philosophical Foundations Of Discrimination Law

Author: Deborah Hellman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199664313
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Until recently, most legal scholarship on the philisophical foundations of discrimination law has focused on the logic and rationale underlying laws prohibiting various forms of discrimination including race, sex and disability discrimination. Philosophical inquiry relative to discrimination, by contrast, has approached these issues by asking what justice or fairness requires in the distribution of society's opportunities andresources.Contributors to this volume explore the following questions. Is discrimination a wrong akin to a tort, or should we instead see laws forbidding discrimination as grounded in a view about what socialarrangements will produce the best outcomes for society as a whole? If it is a wrong, is it best thought of as an interference with liberty or as a violation of equality. Are these fruitful questions to ask, or is it impossible to offer a coherent theory of discrimination law? Finally, how do these inquiries help us to understand the moral issues raised by several timely issues in discrimination law