Democracy and the Human Rights ACT: Republican Analysis of Citizen Power

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This book discusses the extent to which the UK Human Rights Act successfully balances protection of rights and democracy. It is generally accepted that the Act prevents government from violating fundamental rights, but the extent to which the Act can legitimately be overridden as a result of public opinion and participation is less clear. The work considers the Act's effect on this popular element of the British Constitution. It uses analytical tools from republican political theory to explore the claim that the Act ...

Democracy and the Human Rights Act: Republican Analysis of Citizen Power 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138242760

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