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Democracy and the Human Rights Act

Republican Analysis of Citizen Power, 1st Edition

By Dennis Dixon


238 pages

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This book discusses the extent to which the UK Human Rights Act successfully balances protection of rights and democracy. It explores the claim that the Act achieved a reconciliation between the protection of rights and democracy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Literature review 3. Theoretical framework 4. The nature of democracy 5. Constitutional review – a rights-protection pact 6. The classic constitution 7. Human Rights Act and democracy 8. Reasons for compliance: constitutional conventions, atrophication and internationalisation 9. Legitimate breach 10. Conclusions

About the Author

Dennis Dixon is a Legal Adviser to the Law Officers’ Department of the States of Jersey, and tutor at the Institute of Law, Jersey.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

This series features thought-provoking and original scholarship on constitutional law and theory. Books explore key topics, themes and questions in the field with a particular emphasis on comparative studies. Where relevant, titles will engage with political and social theory, philosophy and history in order to offer a rounded analysis of constitutions and constitutional law.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Constitutional
PHILOSOPHY / Political
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Judicial Branch