Dignity, Freedom and the Post-Apartheid Legal Order:

The Critical Jurisprudence of Laurie Ackerman. (First published as acta Juridica 2008)



    Edition: 1st Edition
  • Format: Hard Cover
  • ISBN: 9780702181375
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 312 Pages
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  • Category: Jurisprudence

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This volume pays tribute to the constitutional jurisprudence of Justice Laurie Ackermann, now retired from the Constitutional Court of South Africa.   The South African Constitution pushes against the limits of some of the great jurisprudential traditions of both the West and Africa, and has been assigned such a crucial transformational role that it has been at the forefront of attempts to connect law to the pursuit of emancipation. Justice Ackermann has played a leading role in the development of a suitable jurisprudence.   In focusing specifically on the relationship between dignity and freedom in the post-apartheid legal order, the essays collected here not only provide a critical perspective on a central theme in South Africa’s developing constitutional law, but also bring into view emerging answers to fundamental jurisprudential questions of growing international prominence.

  • From Form to Substance: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Laurie Ackermann - Catherine O’Regan
  • Bridging the Span toward Justice: Laurie Ackermann and the Ongoing Architectonic of Dignity Jurisprudence - Drucilla Cornell
  • Human Dignity, Right and the Realm of Ends - Allen Wood
  • The Dignity of Groups - Jeremy Waldron
  • Freedom By Any Other Name? A Comparative Note on Losing Battles While Winning Wars - Frank I Michelman
  • Freedom and the Dignity of Citizens - François du Bois
  • The Value of Freedom in Interpreting Socio-Economic Rights - Sandra Liebenberg
  • Dignity and the Political Right to Freedom - Anton Fagan
  • The Dignity of Comparative Constitutional Law - Theunis Roux
  • Revolutionary Constitutionalism: Some Thoughts on Laurie Ackermann’s Jurisprudence - Roger Berkowitz
  • Judge Ackermann and the Jurisprudence of Mourning - Dennis M Davis
  • Toward a Relational Constitutionalism - Peggy Cooper Davis
  • From Heteronormativity to Full Sexual Citizenship?: Equality and Sexual Freedom in Laurie Ackermann’s Constitutional Jurisprudence - Pierre de Vos
  • Beyond the Brother: Radical Freedom - AJ Barnard-Naudé


Also available in hard cover format - refer Acta Juridica 2008

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Key Benefits

  • Written by local and international constitutional law experts
  • An in depth look at fundamental jurisprudential questions in the new South Africa and internationally

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This volume pays tribute to the constitutional jurisprudence of Justice Laurie Ackermann, now retired from the Constitutional Court of South Africa.   The South African Constitution pushes against the limits of some of the great jurisprudential traditions of both the West and Africa, and has been assigned such a crucial transformational role that it has been at the forefront of attempts to connect law to the pursuit of emancipation. Justice Ackermann has played a leading role in the development of a suitable jurisprudence.   In focusing specifically on the relationship between dignity and freedom in the post-apartheid legal order, the essays collected here not only provide a critical perspective on a central theme in South Africa’s developing constitutional law, but also bring into view emerging answers to fundamental jurisprudential questions of growing international prominence.

  • From Form to Substance: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Laurie Ackermann - Catherine O’Regan
  • Bridging the Span toward Justice: Laurie Ackermann and the Ongoing Architectonic of Dignity Jurisprudence - Drucilla Cornell
  • Human Dignity, Right and the Realm of Ends - Allen Wood
  • The Dignity of Groups - Jeremy Waldron
  • Freedom By Any Other Name? A Comparative Note on Losing Battles While Winning Wars - Frank I Michelman
  • Freedom and the Dignity of Citizens - François du Bois
  • The Value of Freedom in Interpreting Socio-Economic Rights - Sandra Liebenberg
  • Dignity and the Political Right to Freedom - Anton Fagan
  • The Dignity of Comparative Constitutional Law - Theunis Roux
  • Revolutionary Constitutionalism: Some Thoughts on Laurie Ackermann’s Jurisprudence - Roger Berkowitz
  • Judge Ackermann and the Jurisprudence of Mourning - Dennis M Davis
  • Toward a Relational Constitutionalism - Peggy Cooper Davis
  • From Heteronormativity to Full Sexual Citizenship?: Equality and Sexual Freedom in Laurie Ackermann’s Constitutional Jurisprudence - Pierre de Vos
  • Beyond the Brother: Radical Freedom - AJ Barnard-Naudé


Also available in hard cover format - refer Acta Juridica 2008

  • Judges
  • Attorneys
  • Advocates
  • Academics, researchers and students both in law and social sciences
  • Libraries
  • Anyone involved in legal philosphy

Key Benefits

  • Written by local and international constitutional law experts
  • An in depth look at fundamental jurisprudential questions in the new South Africa and internationally

This product does not have any reviews yet - be the first to write one.