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

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

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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
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Theunis Roux
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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
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in constitutional law
Series volume
[6]
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  • South Africa
  • Constitutional courts
  • Constitutional law
  • South Africa
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The politics of principle : the first South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005, Theunis Roux
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-418) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 433 pages
Isbn
9781107619067
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012036779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)810586183
Label
The politics of principle : the first South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005, Theunis Roux
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-418) 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
xvi, 433 pages
Isbn
9781107619067
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012036779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)810586183

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