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Rethinking the Rule of Law after Communism


The Editors:
Adam Czarnota is Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the University of New South Wales. He is also co-director of the European Law Center.
Martin Krygier is Professor of Law and co-director of the European Law Center at the University of New South Wales.
Wojciech Sadurski is Head of Department of Law and Professor of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory at the European University Institute in Florence. He is also Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Sydney, where he holds the Personal Chair in Legal Philosophy.

In the original euphoria that attended the virtually simultaneous demise of so many dictatorships in the late 1980s and early 90s, there was a widespread belief that problems of 'transition' basically involved shedding a known past, and replacing it with an also-known future. This volume surveys and contributes to the prolific debates that occurred in the years between the collapse of communism and the enlargement of the European Union regarding the issues of constitutionalism, dealing with the past, and the rule of law in the post-communist world. Eminent scholars explore the issue of transitional justice, highlighting the distinct roles of legal and constitutional bodies in the post-transition period. The introduction seeks to frame the work as an intervention in the discussion of communism and transition-two stable and separate points-while emphasizing the instability of the post-transition moment.

Contents

Editors' Introduction; Part I Constitutionalism Transitional Constitutionalism: Simple and Fancy Theories, Wojciech Sadurski; Democracy by Judiciary, Kim Lane Scheppele; Rethinking Judicial Review: Shaping the Toleration of Difference? Cindy Skach; Foxes Hedgehogs and Learning: Notes on the Past and Future Dilemmas of Postcommunist Constitutionalism, Venelin I. Ganev; Democratic Norm Building and Constitutional Discourse Formation: Experience from the Constitutional Review Chamber of Estonia, Vello Partai; Part II Dealing with the Past Dealing with the Past after Communism: Between Restitutive and Retributive Justice, Adam Czarnota; Transitional Justice in the German Democratic Republic, Clause Offe and Ulrike Poppe; Models of Transition: Old Theories and Recent Developments, Hubert Rottleuthner and Matthias Mahlmann; Restitutive Justice, Rule of Law, and Constitutional Dilemmas, Grazyna Skapska; How Far Does Transitional Justice Stretch? Judicial review for Dealing with the Past in Democratic Transition, Renata Uitz; Part III Rule of Law Rethinking the Rule of Law after Communism, Martin Krygier; Transitional Rule of Law, Ruti Teitel; Constitutional Symbolism and Political (Dis)continuity: Legal Rationality and its Integrative Function in Post-Communist Transformations, Jirí Pribán; Corruption, Anti-Corruption Sentiments and the Rule of Law, Ivan Krastev; Central Europe's Second Constitutional Transition: The Prospects of EU Membership, Neil Walker; Index

"The contributors are all well-respected legal scholars representing a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches... The contributors capitalize on their deep knowledge of the countries about which they write.
Without exception the essays contained in the volume are worth reading. Well-written and thoroughly researched, they represent important contributions to the literature on transitional justice." - Slavic Review

2005
388 pages
ISBN 978-963-7326-21-9 cloth $51.95 / €39.95 / £26.95 out of print
ISBN 978-963-7326-22-9 paperback $27.95 / €24.95 / £22.99

 

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