Foreword: Understanding Constitutional Reasoning

Dyevre, Arthur, and Andras Jakab. "Foreword: Understanding Constitutional Reasoning." German Law Journal 14.8 (2013): 983-1015.

26 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2013 Last revised: 2 Jun 2021

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Arthur Dyevre

Leuven Centre for Empirical Jurisprudence

András Jakab

University of Salzburg

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

Constitutional reasoning can be approached from various perspectives, using tools and insights from a wide range of disciplines. While reflecting on the conceptions and perspectives featured in this Special Issue, this Foreword takes both a look back and a look ahead at the research on constitutional reasoning. We identify distinct research programmes and discuss new as well as older methodological approaches to the study of constitutional reasoning. Constitutional reasoning, we argue, is a multifaceted phenomenon, but one which, despite the vast literature it has fostered, remains only partially understood. Yet new research designs – combining a more comprehensive and comparative theoretical framework with new techniques for the analysis of legal texts – promise to advance substantially our understanding of constitutional discourse.

Keywords: Constitutional Reasoning, Constitutionalism, Political Communication, Judicial Politics, Judicial Behaviour, Legal Rhetoric

Suggested Citation

Dyevre, Arthur and Jakab, Andras, Foreword: Understanding Constitutional Reasoning (March 1, 2013). Dyevre, Arthur, and Andras Jakab. "Foreword: Understanding Constitutional Reasoning." German Law Journal 14.8 (2013): 983-1015., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2227104 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2227104

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