Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Judicial Activism

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the American and European Experiences

Editors: Pereira Coutinho, Luís, La Torre, Massimo, Smith, Steven D. (Eds.)

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  • Addresses judicial activism in both American and European Courts
  • Offers new conceptual tools and approaches
  • Features high profile authors from both sides of the Atlantic
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This volume offers different perspectives on judicial practice in the European and American contexts, both arguably characterized in the last decades by the emergence of novel normative and even policy arguments by judges. The central question deserving the attention of the contributors concerns the degree in which judicial exercises in practical reasoning may amount to forms of judicial usurpation of the legislative function by courts. Since different views as to the nature and scope of legal reasoning lead to different degrees of tolerance regarding what should be admissible to courts, that same nature and scope is thoroughly debated.

The main disciplinary approach is that of general jurisprudence, but the contributions take stock of other disciplines in which judicial activism has been addressed, namely positive theories of judicial behavior. Accordingly, the book also explores the development of interdisciplinary dialogue about the theme.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Judicial Activism
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach to the American and European Experiences
Editors
  • Luís Pereira Coutinho
  • Massimo La Torre
  • Steven D. Smith
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
44
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18549-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18549-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18548-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36514-5
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 206
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