Sword and Scales

An Examination of the Relationship Between Law and Politics

Author: Martin Loughlin

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1901362515

Category: Law

Page: 241

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This short and accessible book provides a provocative re-assessment of the various tangled relationships between law and politics and in so doing examines legal and political thinking on such critical areas as justice, the state, constitutionalism and rights. It introduces lawyers to certain important themes in some of the key texts in political thought and introduces political scientists to the legal dimensions of a number of central themes of political studies. Written by one of the leading theorists in constitutional law, the book should prove to be and indispensable companion for any student or teacher interested in law and politics.

Verfassungskultur Und Verfassungssoziologie

Politischer Und Rechtlicher Konstitutionalismus in Deutschland Im 19. Jahrhundert

Author: Rainer Schmidt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531196456

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Rainer Schmidt entwickelt Elemente einer politischen Theorie der Verfassung anhand der zentralen Kategorien von Verfassungskultur und Verfassungssoziologie, um mit ihnen die Spannung zwischen Recht und Politik zu analysieren, in der sich die Verfassung im 19. Jahrhundert in Deutschland bewegt. Ausgehend von Kant, Politz und Hegel finden im Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts grundlegende Reflexionen uber das Zusammenspiel von Recht, Macht und Verfassung statt, in denen noch die Fulle eines politischen Konstitutionalismus zum Ausdruck kommt. In der pragenden Phase des Rechtspositivismus geraten die wichtigen politischen und sozialen Kontexte der Verfassung in Vergessenheit, um im Vorfeld der Weimarer Reichsverfassung wieder aufgegriffen zu werden. Damit ist das Feld zwischen einem rein rechtlichen und einem umfassenderen politischen Konstitutionalismus in Deutschland im 19. Jahrhundert abgesteckt. Der Autor zeigt, dass die Anreicherung des Verfassungsverstandnisses um kulturwissenschaftliche Elemente der symbolischen Dimension von politischen Ordnungen es ermoglicht, den komplexen Geltungszusammenhang von Verfassungen zu erfassen. Die vieldimensionalen Begriffe von Verfassungskultur und Verfassungssoziologie erscheinen so als Schlussel einer Analyse der Geltungsvoraussetzungen und -bedingungen politischer Ordnungsentwurfe. Der Inhalt . Die Verfassung zwischen Recht und Macht . Drei Modelle der Verfassungsgeltung und ihre Spuren im Vormarz . Verfassungstheorie und Verfassungskultur zwischen Kant und Hegel. Realpolitik und Rechtspositivismus zwischen Paulskirche und Kaiserreich . Die Wiederbelebung der Verfassungssoziologie Die ZielgruppenDozierende und Studierende der Politik- und Rechtswissenschaften, der Geschichte und der Soziologie . Die Wiederbelebung der Verfassungssoziologie Die ZielgruppenDozierende und Studierende der Politik- und Rechtswissenschaften, der Geschichte und der Soziologie . Die Wiederbelebung der Verfassungssoziologie Die ZielgruppenDozierende und Studierende der Politik- und Rechtswissenschaften, der Geschichte und der Soziologie . Die Wiederbelebung der Verfassungssoziologie Die ZielgruppenDozierende und Studierende der Politik- und Rechtswissenschaften, der Geschichte und der Soziologie

Public Law

Author: Adam Tomkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191018600

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Written in the well-established tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, Public Law offers a stimulating re-interpretation of the central themes and problems of English constitutional law. It offers full consideration of the historical development of public law. This book is an introduction that will be especially appealing to the enquiring student who is looking to reflect critically on the assumptions underpinning the standard presentation of the subject. Written throughout in an engaging and accessible style, Public Law examines the issues of power and accountability that are central to constitutional and administrative law. Among the topics considered are the unwritten nature of the constitution, the changing relationship between the law and the politics of the constitution, the separation of powers, the enduring influence of the crown, the role and functions of Parliament, questions of responsible government, and the law of judicial review and human rights.

Intimations of Global Law

Author: Neil Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316195708

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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A strain of law reaching beyond any bounded international or transnational remit to assert a global jurisdiction has recently acquired a new prominence. Intimations of Global Law detects this strain in structures of international law claiming a planetary scope independent of state consent, in new threads of global constitutional law, administrative law and human rights, and in revived notions of ius gentium and the global rule of law. It is also visible in the legal pursuit of functionally differentiated global public goods, general conflict rules, norms of 'legal pluralism' and new legal hybrids such as the global law of peace and humanity law. The coming of global law affects how law manifests itself in a global age and alters the shape of our legal-ethical horizons. Global law presents a diverse, unsettled and sometimes conflicted legal category, and one which challenges our very understanding of the rudiments of legal authority.

Proportionality and Deference under the UK Human Rights Act

An Institutionally Sensitive Approach

Author: Alan D. P. Brady

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107378834

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The courts use the proportionality test to assess the Convention-compatibility of the full range of government action, from administrative decisions to primary legislation. In applying the test, the courts are often conscious of the need to pay some deference to the expertise and competence of other branches of government. This rigorous analysis of the relationship between proportionality and deference under the Human Rights Act sets out a model of proportionality, drawn from existing case law, which integrates deference within the multi-stage proportionality test. The model is 'institutionally sensitive' and can be applied to proportionality-based judicial review of all forms of government activity. The model is shown in operation in three fields that span the full range of government activity: immigration (administrative action), criminal justice (legislation) and housing (multi-level decisions).

Constitutional Rights after Globalization

Author: Gavin Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847312454

Category: Law

Page: 176

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Constitutional Rights after Globalization juxtaposes the globalization of the economy and the worldwide spread of constitutional charters of rights. The shift of political authority to powerful economic actors entailed by neo-liberal globalization challenges the traditional state-centred focus of constitutional law. Contemporary debate has responded to this challenge in normative terms, whether by reinterpreting rights or redirecting their ends, e.g. to reach private actors. However, globalization undermines the liberal legalist epistemology on which these approaches rest, by positing the existence of multiple sites of legal production, (e.g. multinational corporations) beyond the state. This dynamic, between globalization and legal pluralism on one side, and rights constitutionalism on the other, provides the context for addressing the question of rights constitutionalism's counterhegemonic potential. This shows first that the interpretive and instrumental assumptions underlying constitutional adjudication are empirically suspect: constitutional law tends more to disorder than coherence, and frequently is an ineffective tool for social change. Instead, legal pluralism contends that constitutionalism's importance lies in symbolic terms as a legitimating discourse. The competing liberal and 'new' politics of definition (the latter highlighting how neoliberal values and institutions constrain political action) are contrasted to show how each advances different agenda. A comparative survey of constitutionalism's engagement with private power shows that conceiving of constitutions in the predominant liberal, legalist mode has broadly favoured hegemonic interests. It is concluded that counterhegemonic forms of constitutional discourse cannot be effected within, but only by unthinking, the dominant liberal legalist paradigm, in a manner that takes seriously all exercises of political power.

Foundations of Public Law

Author: Martin Loughlin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191648183

Category: Law

Page: 528

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Foundations of Public Law offers an account of the formation of the discipline of public law with a view to identifying its essential character, explaining its particular modes of operation, and specifying its unique task. Building on the framework first outlined in The Idea of Public Law (OUP, 2003), the book conceives public law broadly as a type of law that comes into existence as a consequence of the secularization, rationalization and positivization of the medieval idea of fundamental law. Formed as a result of the changes that give birth to the modern state, public law establishes the authority and legitimacy of modern governmental ordering. Public law today is a universal phenomenon, but its origins are European. Part I of the book examines the conditions of its formation, showing how much the concept borrowed from the refined debates of medieval jurists. Part II then examines the nature of public law. Drawing on a line of juristic inquiry that developed from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries-extending from Bodin, Althusius, Lipsius, Grotius, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke and Pufendorf to the later works of Montesquieu, Rousseau, Kant, Fichte, Smith and Hegel-it presents an account of public law as a special type of political reason. The remaining three Parts unpack the core elements of this concept: state, constitution, and government. By taking this broad approach to the subject, Professor Loughlin shows how, rather than being viewed as a limitation on power, law is better conceived as a means by which public power is generated. And by explaining the way that these core elements of state, constitution, and government were shaped respectively by the technological, bourgeois, and disciplinary revolutions of the sixteenth century through to the nineteenth century, he reveals a concept of public law of considerable ambiguity, complexity and resilience.

The Law Times

The Journal and Record of the Law and the Lawyers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787332391

Category: Philosophy

Page: 674

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Vom "Leviathan", einem der bedeutendsten theoretischen Werke über die Ursprünge und Grundlagen der Idee des Staates und der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, liegt nun erstmalig eine deutschsprachige Ausgabe vor, die den Text der englischen Erstausgabe von 1651 vollständig und nach den allgemein anerkannten philologischen Kriterien textgetreu darbietet. Die Ausgabe enthält die umfangreichen Marginalien der Erstausgabe und ist quellenkritisch kommentiert. Mit einer Einführung, Chronologie, Literaturverzeichnis, Register und umfangreiche Anmerkungen.

The Examiner

A Weekly Paper on Politics, Literature, Music and the Fine Arts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Stasis

Der Bürgerkrieg als politisches Paradigma

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035822

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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In diesem vorletzten Band der ›Homo-Sacer‹-Reihe untersucht der weltweit bekannte und renommierte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben den Bürgerkrieg als politisches Paradigma. Zwei zentrale Momente der Geistesgeschichte stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt: Im ersten Teil widmet er sich dem griechischen Begriff der »stasis«, der die Spaltung der polis in rivalisierende, gewalttätige Gruppen bezeichnet, während er im zweiten Teil eine furiose Interpretation von Hobbes' ›Leviathan‹ und dessen berühmtem Frontispiz vorlegt, und zwar aus theologischer Perspektive. Eine spannende und wichtige Diskussion eines Begriffs, der sich für das politische, philosophische und juridische Denken als zentral erweist.