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Proportionality and the Rule of Law: Rights, Justification, Reasoning

Edited by: Grant Huscroft, Bradley W. Miller, Gregoire Webber

ISBN13: 9781107064072
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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To speak of human rights in the twenty-first century is to speak of proportionality. Proportionality has been received into the constitutional doctrine of courts in continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, South Africa, and the United States, as well as the jurisprudence of treaty-based legal systems such as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Proportionality provides a common analytical framework for resolving the great moral and political questions confronting political communities. But behind the singular appeal to proportionality lurks a range of different understandings.

This volume brings together many of the world's leading constitutional theorists - proponents and critics of proportionality - to debate the merits of proportionality, the nature of rights, the practice of judicial review, and moral and legal reasoning. Their essays provide important new perspectives on this leading doctrine in human rights law.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Jurisprudence
1. Introduction Grant Huscroft, Bradley W. Miller and Gregoire Webber

Part I. Conceptions of Proportionality:
2. The lost meaning of proportionality Martin Luteran
3. Proportionality is dead: long live proportionality! Alison L. Young
4. Human dignity and proportionality: deontic pluralism in balancing Mattias Kumm and Alec D. Walen
5. Between reason and strategy: some reflections on the normativity of proportionality George Pavlakos

Part II. Proportionality and Rights:
6. On the loss of rights Gregoire Webber
7. Proportionality and rights inflation Kai Moller
8. Proportionality and the question of weight Frederick Schauer
9. Proportionality and the relevance of interpretation Grant Huscroft

Part III. Proportionality and Justification:
10. Democracy, legality and proportionality T. R. S. Allan
11. Proportionality and deference in a culture of justification David Dyzenhaus
12. Proportionality and democratic constitutionalism Stephen Gardbaum
13. The rationalism of proportionality's culture of justification Mark Antaki

Part IV. Proportionality and Reasoning:
14. Proportionality and incommensurability Timothy Endicott
15. Legislating proportionately Richard Ekins
16. Proportionality's blind spot: 'neutrality' and political philosophy Bradley W. Miller
17. Mapping the American debate over balancing Iddo Porat.