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The Resource Dimensions of dignity : the theory and practice of modern constitutional law, Jacob Weinrib

Dimensions of dignity : the theory and practice of modern constitutional law, Jacob Weinrib

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Dimensions of dignity : the theory and practice of modern constitutional law
Title
Dimensions of dignity
Title remainder
the theory and practice of modern constitutional law
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Jacob Weinrib
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Language
eng
Summary
In an age of constitutional revolutions and reforms, theory and practice are moving in opposite directions. As a matter of constitutional practice, human dignity has emerged in jurisdictions around the world as the organizing idea of a groundbreaking paradigm. By reconfiguring constitutional norms, institutional structures and legal doctrines, this paradigm transforms human dignity from a mere moral claim into a legal norm that persons have standing to vindicate. As a matter of constitutional theory, however, human dignity remains an enigmatic idea. Some explicate its meaning in abstraction from constitutional practice, while others confine themselves to less exalted ideas. The result is a chasm that separates constitutional practice from a theory capable of justifying its innovations and guiding its operation. By expounding the connection between human dignity and the constitutional practices that justify themselves in its light, Jacob Weinrib brings the theory and practice of constitutional law back together
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1982-
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Weinrib, Jacob
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in constitutional law
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  • Respect for persons
  • Respect for persons
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Dimensions of dignity : the theory and practice of modern constitutional law, Jacob Weinrib
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781107084285
Lccn
2015022588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910914857
Label
Dimensions of dignity : the theory and practice of modern constitutional law, Jacob Weinrib
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781107084285
Lccn
2015022588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910914857

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