Constitutional interpretation in Singapore : theory and practice
- edited by Jaclyn L. Neo.
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
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- Physical description
- xxii, 385 pages ; 24 cm.
- Routledge law in Asia ; 16.
- Neo, Jaclyn L. editor.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Interpreting the Singapore Constitution / The Honourable Attorney-General VK Rajah, SC
- Does the 'basic structure doctrine' apply in Singapore's Constitution? : an inquiry into some fundamental constitutional premises / Andrew J. Harding
- Into the matrix : interpreting the Westminster model constitution / Kevin Y.L. Tan
- Principled pragmatism and the 'third wave' of communitarian judicial review in Singapore / Thio Li-Ann
- Uncovering orginalism and textualism in Singapore / Yap Po Jen
- Rethinking the presumption of constitutionality / Jack Tsen-Ta Lee
- Balancing act : the balancing metaphor as deference and dialogue in constitutional adjudication / Jaclyn L. Neo
- The broader case for developing the content of fundamental rules of natural justice under Article 9 of the Constitution : a placeholder for proportionality-type adjudication? / Swati Jhaveri
- Whither the autochthonous narrative of freedom of speech? : a guide to defaming politicians and scandalising judges in Singapore / David Tan
- The interpretation of the Singapore Constitution : towards a unified approach to interpreting legal documents / Goh Yihan
- Much ado about nothing? : the enigma of engagement of foreign constitutional law in Singapore / Eugene K.B. Tan
- The continuing resistance to foreign law in constitutional adjudication in Singapore / Arun K. Thiruvengadam
- Constitutional interpretation in an age of globalisation : challenges and prospects / Victor V. Ramaj
- Is Singapore's Constitution best considered a legal constitution or a political constitution? / Michael W. Dowdle and Kevin Y.L. Tan.
At the heart of constitutional interpretation is the struggle between, on the one hand, fidelity to founding meanings, and, on the other hand, creative interpretation to suit the context and needs of an evolving society. This book considers the recent growth of constitutional cases in Singapore in the last ten years. It examines the underpinnings of Singapore's constitutional system, explores how Singapore courts have dealt with issues related to rights and power, and sets developments in Singapore in the wider context of new thinking and constitutional developments worldwide. It argues that Singapore is witnessing a shift in legal and political culture as both judges and citizens display an increasing willingness to engage with constitutional ideas and norms.
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- Routledge law in Asia ; 16
- 9781138914483 hardback
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- 9781315690766 electronic book
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