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The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication

Bosko Tripkovic


The book explores the metaethical foundations of value-based arguments in constitutional adjudication. The argument develops in four steps. First, the book identifies three dominant types of value-based arguments in comparative constitutional practice: the arguments from constitutional identity, common sentiment, and universal reason. Second, it examines the assumptions about the nature of moral value implicit in these arguments and subjects them to a critique. The book maintains that these arguments presuppose inadequate conceptions of value and fail as self-standing approaches to moral judgm ... More

Keywords: constitutional interpretation, constitutional reasoning, constitutional adjudication, constitutional review, judicial review, constitutional identity, moral reading, metaethics, values, rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198808084
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808084.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bosko Tripkovic, author
Lecturer in Law, University of Birmingham