Constitutional Dialogue: Right, Democracy, Institutions (Introduction)
32 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2019 Last revised: 31 Jul 2020
Date Written: December 11, 2019
The metaphor of 'dialogue' has been put to different descriptive and evaluative uses by constitutional and political theorists studying interactions between institutions concerning rights. It has also featured prominently in the opinions of courts and the rhetoric and deliberations of legislators. The volume, Constitutional Dialogue, brings together many of the world's leading constitutional and political theorists to debate the nature and merits of constitutional dialogues between the judicial, legislative, and executive branches. It explores dialogue's democratic significance, examines its relevance to the functioning and design of constitutional institutions, and covers constitutional dialogues from an international and transnational perspective. This volume introduction surveys recourse to the metaphor in various jurisdictions and introduces the chapters.
Keywords: constitutional dialogue, rights, democracy, institutions, constitutional theory, public law
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