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The Rationality and Justification of Legislation

Essays in Legisprudence

Series: Legisprudence Library, Vol. 1

Wintgens, Luc J., Oliver-Lalana, A. Daniel (Eds.)

2013, XIII, 186 p. 8 illus.

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  • Includes a thorough analysis of legislative rationality
  • Gives a comprehensive overview of theoretical and applied research in legisprudence
  • Provides a rare combination of legislation theory with related areas such as political philosophy, democratic constitutionalism and constitutional theory​

The essays collected in this book address legislation from the viewpoint of legal theory and provide an overview of current research in legisprudence as a new scholarly approach to lawmaking. The overall focus of the volume is on the justification of legislation, with a special emphasis on the intricate notion of legislative rationality. With the rational justification of legislation as their central theme, the essays elaborate on the foundations and bounds of legislation and the search for a more principled lawmaking, discuss the role of legislation within the framework of democratic constitutionalism, analyze legislation as implementation of constitutional law, and explore how legislative argumentation in parliament can be construed as a source of justification of laws.​  

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Bounded Rationality and Legisprudence - Constitutionalism and the Regulatory State - Disagreement and Proceduralism in Legisprudence - Legislation as Implementation of Constitutional Law - Legisprudence in the Asian Context - Principled Regulatory Strategy - Rational Lawmaking and Legislative Reasoning - Rationality and Justification of Legislation - Rationality of Legal Principles in the Creation of Law - Tests of Justifiability of Legislative Actions - The Rational Legislator

Related subjects » Law - Political Science - Value Theory

Table of contents 

1 The Rationality and Justification of Legislation: A Preface;  A. Daniel Oliver-Lalana and Luc J. Wintgens.- 2 The Rational Legislator Revisited. Bounded Rationality and Legisprudence; Luc J. Wintgens.- 3 The Principled Legislative Strategy: Rationality of Legal Principles in the Creation of Law?; Hannele Isola-Miettinen.- 4 Three Grounds for Tests of the Justifiability of Legislative Action: Free-dom, Representative Democracy, and Rule of Law; Andrej Kristan.- 5 Legisprudence in the Korean Context: A Practical Approach Focusing on the Confucian Effects on Rationality; Cheoljoon Chang.- 6 The Role of Constitutionalism in Regulatory Governance; Pablo Larrañaga.- 7 Legislation as Implementation of Constitutional Law: A Foundation for the Demand of Legislative Rationality; Jan Sieckmann.- 8 Disagreement and Proceduralism in the Perspective of Legisprudence; Woomin Shim.- 9 Rational Lawmaking and Legislative Reasoning in Parliamentary De-bates; A. Daniel Oliver-Lalana.- About the Authors.

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