Interpreting Constitutions: A Comparative Study
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Interpreting Constitutions: A Comparative Study

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ISBN-13:
9780199226474
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.06.2007
Seiten:
353
Autor:
Jeffrey Goldsworthy
Gewicht:
581 g
Format:
232x161x21 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Describes the constitutions of six major federations and how they have been interpreted by their highest courts. This study compares the interpretive methods that have guided the courts, and explores the reasons for major differences between these methods, looking to the different social, historical, institutional and political circumstances.
1. Introduction ; 2. United States: Eclecticism In the Service of Pragmatism ; 3. Canada: From Privy Council to Supreme Court ; 4. Australia: Devotion to Legalism ; 5. Germany: Balancing Rights and Duties ; 6. India: From Positivism to Structuralism ; 7. South Africa: From Constitutional Promise to Social Transformation ; 8. Conclusions
This book describes the constitutions of six major federations and how they have been interpreted by their highest courts. The study compares the interpretive methods that have guided the courts, and explores the reasons for major differences between these methods, looking to the different social, historical, institutional and political circumstances.