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Judges, politics and the Irish Constitution$
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Laura Cahillane, James Gallen, and Tom Hickey

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781526114556

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526114556.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Judges, politics and the Irish Constitution
Author(s):

Laura Cahillane

James Gallen

Tom Hickey

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526114556.003.0001

This volume follows from a conference hosted by the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University in September of 2014, which brought academic scholars and judges together to consider themes flowing from the often complex relationships between ‘law’ and ‘politics’, ‘adjudication’ and ‘policy-making’, the ‘judicial’ and the more obviously (some might say more overtly) ‘political’ branches. The whole atmosphere of the conference was open and authentically scholarly: papers were delivered in an accessible and deliberative way, making for sessions that developed into meaningful intellectual exchanges (sometimes on high-minded theoretical themes or discrete historical questions, other times on practical or policy matters). The consensus was that it was the kind of conference that really warranted a follow-up edited collection. That aspiration has been realised in the form of this volume: it is thanks to the participants for following up their immediate post-conference commitments by developing their ideas on foot of the exchanges and delivering them in book chapter form....

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