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Published: 19 December 2013

260 Pages


ISBN: 9780199670451

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Winner of 2014 Brazilian Political Science Association's Victor Nunes Leal Prize

Constitutional Courts and Deliberative Democracy

Conrado Hübner Mendes

Oxford Constitutional Theory

  • Provides the first sustained analysis of the claim that courts are superior to legislatures as a forum for rational deliberation
  • Introduces deliberative theory and its implications for institutional design
  • Proposes a new way of understanding the legitimacy of judicial review within the framework of deliberative theory

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