Democratic dialogue and the constitution / Alison L. Young
- Young, Alison L.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: I.A Brief Introduction to Democratic Dialogue: Panacea or Placebo? -- II.Prisoner Voting: A Franchise too Far? -- III.Defining Dialogue---A Distinct Constitutional Model? -- IV.Inevitable Collapse? -- A.Unstable democratic dialogue -- B.Unstable legal and political constitutionalism -- V.Outline of the Argument -- 1.The Problem with Control -- I.Parliament or the Courts? -- II.No Middle Ground? -- A.Practical impossibility -- B.Normative impossibility -- III.Overlap -- A.Core cases for and against strong judicial protections of human rights -- B.Legal constitutionalism, political constitutionalism, and control of the executive -- IV.Conclusion -- 2.Democratic Dialogue and the Dynamic Approach -- I.Democratic Dialogue is Dynamic -- II.Dynamic Legal Constitutionalism -- III.Dynamic Political Constitutionalism -- IV.Conclusion -- 3.Re-defining Democratic Dialogue -- I.Constitutional Foundational Assumptions -- II.Does Democratic Dialogue Rest on a Different Constitutional Foundational Assumption? -- A.Re-evaluating the difference between legal and political constitutionalism -- B.Democratic dialogue: occupying the middle ground? -- III.Re-visiting Inter-institutional Interactions -- A.Dynamic legal and political constitutionalism re-visited -- B.Dialogue and the culture of justification: a stable middle ground? -- C.Is democratic dialogue defunct? -- IV.Conclusion -- 4.Inter-institutional Interactions -- I.Mechanisms of Inter-institutional Interaction -- A.Institutional interactions under the commonwealth model of rights protections -- B.Refining our understanding of inter-institutional interactions -- II.Inter-institutional Interactions outside the Commonwealth Model -- A.Courts -- B.Law-makers -- III.Evaluation of Inter-institutional Interactions -- IV.Conclusion -- 5.From Inter-institutional Interactions to Democratic Dialogue -- I.The Value of Inter-institutional Interactions -- A.A better protection of human rights -- B.Deliberation and engaging citizens -- C.Checks and balances and the safety valve function -- II.A Normative Framework for Democratic Dialogue -- A.Constitutional collaboration or constitutional counter-balancing? -- B.Mechanisms -- C.Exercise -- D.Weaknesses -- III.Conclusion -- 6.Democratic Dialogue and the UK Constitution -- I.General Assumptions -- II.Specific Assumptions -- A.Constitutional balance -- B.Distinct and complementary roles -- III.Conclusion -- 7.Democratic Dialogue and UK Human Rights Law -- I.Human Rights Protections in the United Kingdom -- A.Plethora of protection -- B.A range of inter-institutional interactions -- II.Inter-institutional Interactions between the Legislature and the Judiciary -- A.Democratic dialogue and the Human Rights Act 1998 -- B.Illustration -- C.Dialogue and the common law -- III.Conclusion -- 8.Dialogue between Courts -- I.Institutional and Constitutional Differences -- II.Dialogue between the UK Courts and the European Court of Human Rights -- A.Constitutional collaboration -- B.Constitutional counter-balancing -- III.Dialogue between the UK Courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union -- A.Democratic dialogue and the EU -- B.Constitutional collaboration -- C.Constitutional counter-balancing -- IV.Conclusion -- Conclusion -- I.The British Bill of Rights -- II.Brexit -- III.Conclusion.
- Focusing on the protection of rights in the UK, this book establishes a framework for interactions to better protect rights, facilitate deliberation, engage citizens and provide for checks and balances. It further evaluates how well these values are achieved in the UK constitution now, and in light of a British Bill of Rights and Brexit.
- 9780191826450 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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