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Studies on international courts and tribunals.
Public Reason and Courts is an interdisciplinary study of public reason and courts with contributions from leading scholars in legal theory, political philosophy and political science. The book's chapters demonstrate the breadth of ways in which public reason and public justification is currently seen as relevant for adjudicative reasoning and review practices, and includes critical assessments of different ways that the idea of public reason has been applied to courts. It shows that public reason is not just an abstract theoretical concept used by political philosophers, but an idea that spurs new perspectives and normative frameworks also for legal scholars and judges. In particular, the book demonstrates the potential, and the limitations, of the idea of public reason as a source of legitimacy for courts, in a context where many courts face political backlashes and crisis of trust.
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Formatted Contents Note
Preface / Silje A. Langvatn, Wojciech Sadurski, and Mattias Kumm Taking Public Reason to Court : Understanding References to Public Reason in Discussions about Courts and Adjudication / Silje Aambø Langvatn Must Laws Be Motivated by Public Reason? / Micah Schwartzman The Importance of Constitutional Public Reason / Ronald C. Den Otter The Question of Constitutional Fidelity : Rawls on the Reason of Constitutional Courts / Frank I. Michelman The Challenges of Islamic Law Adjudication in Public Reason / Mohammad H. Fadel "We hold these Truths to be Self-evident" : Constitutionalism, Public Reason and Legitimate Authority / Mattias Kumm A Kantian System of Constitutional Justice : Rights, Trusteeship and Balancing / Alec Stone Sweet and Eric Palmer Laws, Norms, and Public Justification : The Limits of Law as an Instrument of Reform / Jacob Barrett and Gerald F. Gaus European Court of Human Rights in Pursuit of Public Reason? : A Study of Lost Opportunities / Wojciech Sadurski The Right to Justification in the Context of Proportionality : A Plea for Determinacy and Stability / Alain Zysset "Going Public" : Reasoning and Justification at the "World Trade Court" / Sivan Agon Shlomo Constitutional Interpretation and Public Reason : Seductive Disanalogies / Christopher F. Zurn.