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Constitutional Goods
By Alan Brudner

Constitutional Goods

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Constitutional Goods by Alan Brudner

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This book aims to distil the essentials of liberal constitutionalism from the jurisprudence and practice of contemporary liberal-democratic states. Most constitutional theorists have despaired of a liberal consensus on the fundamental goals of constitutional order. Instead they have contented themselves either with agreement on lower-level principles on which those who disagree on fundamentals may coincidentally converge, or, alternatively with a process for translating fundamental disgreement into acceptable laws. Alan Brudner suggests a conception of fundamental justice that liberals of competing philosophic schools may accept as fulfilling their own basic commitments. He argues that the model liberal-democratic constitution is best understood as a unity of three constitutional frameworks: libertarian, egalitarian, and communitarian. Each of these has a particular conception of public reason. Brudner criticizes each of these frameworks insofar as its organizing conception claims to be fundamental, and moves forward to suggest an Hegelian conception of public reason within which each framework is contained as a constituent element of a whole. When viewed in this light, the liberal constitution embodies a surprising synthesis. It reconciles a commitment to individual liberty and freedom of conscience with the perfectionist idea that the state ought to cultivate a type of personality whose fundamental ends are the goods essential to dignity. Such a reconciliation, the author suggests, may attract competing liberalisms to a consensus on an inclusive conception of public reason under which political authority is validated for those who share a confidence in the individual's inviolable worth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199274666
ISBN-10: 0199274665
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 165mm x 30mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Punishment and Freedom by Alan Brudner Punishment and Freedom, Paperback (February 2012)

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Constitutional Goods by Alan Brudner Constitutional Goods, Paperback (March 2007)

Aims to distil the essentials of liberal constitutionalism from the jurisprudence and practice of contemporary liberal-democratic states. This book presents a picture of liberalism as reconciling a commitment to individual liberty and freedom of conscience with the perfectionist idea.

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Author Biography - Alan Brudner

Alan Brudner is Albert Abel Professor of Law at the University of Toronto.

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