A Critical Notice of Constitutional Goods by Alan Brudner

Posted: 21 Jun 2007

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Lorenzo Zucca

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Abstract

Constitutional Goods offers an ambitious constitutional theory that challenges basic liberal ideas such as the priority of basic liberties and the inevitable disagreement between competing conceptions of the right and the good. The book has two objectives: it attempts to widen, on the one hand, the list of constitutional goods that deserve priority over other interests. On the other, it tries to bring competing conceptions of the right and the good together under an overarching umbrella defined as the 'inclusive conception'. This article attempts to show that, despite the valuable and ambitious effort, Constitutional Goods is unlikely to convince everyone of its capacity for inclusiveness.

Keywords: constitutional law, Hegelism, goods

Suggested Citation

Zucca, Lorenzo, A Critical Notice of Constitutional Goods by Alan Brudner. Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=995516

Lorenzo Zucca (Contact Author)

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law ( email )

Somerset House East Wing
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London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

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