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Author Petersen, Niels, author
Title Proportionality and judicial activism : fundamental rights adjudication in Canada, Germany and South Africa / Niels Petersen, University of Münster, Germany
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  K3367 .P48 2017    DUE 08-02-21    30660020174095
Descript x, 249 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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Note Based on author's thesis (Habilitation - Universität, Bonn, 2012) issued under title: Verhältnismässigkeit als Rationalitätskontrolle : eine rechtsempirische Studie verfassungsrechtlicher Rechtsprechung zu den Freiheitsgrundrechten
"The principle of proportionality is currently one of the most discussed topics in the field of comparative constitutional law. Many critics claim that courts use the proportionality test as an instrument of judicial self-empowerment. Proportionality and Judicial Activism tests this hypothesis empirically; it systematically and comparatively analyses the fundamental rights jurisprudence of the Canadian Supreme Court, the German Federal Constitutional Court and the South African Constitutional Court. The book shows that the proportionality test does give judges a considerable amount of discretion. However, this analytical openness does not necessarily lead to judicial activism. Instead, judges are faced with significant institutional constraints, as a result of which all three examined courts refrain from using proportionality for purposes of judicial activism"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Judicial review and the correction of political market failures; 2. The normative debate on balancing; 3. Balancing and judicial legitimacy; 4. Proportionality as a doctrinal construction; 5. The avoidance of balancing; 6. Rationalising balancing; Conclusion: proportionality and the review of legislative rationality
Link Revision of: Petersen, Niels. Verhältnismässigkeit als Rationalitätskontrolle. Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2015. 9783161535109
Subject Political questions and judicial power -- Canada
Political questions and judicial power -- Germany
Political questions and judicial power -- South Africa
Proportionality in law -- Canada
Proportionality in law -- Germany
Proportionality in law -- South Africa
Court of last resort -- Canada
Court of last resort -- Germany
Court of last resort -- South Africa
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